Jason Bourne

Jason Bourne Director: Paul Greengrass Starring: Matt Damon, Alicia Vikander, Tommy Lee Jones, Julia Stiles, Vincent Cassel Review: 2.5 stars (of five) Matt Damon is excellent in his return to his Bourne identity, but the film he’s wrapped in has too many flaws to be called good. If...

The Bourne Legacy

Director: Tony Gilroy Starring: Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, a jowly Edward Norton, assorted cannon fodder Rating: 2.5 stars (of five) I was engaged all the way through The Bourne Legacy. I paid attention and I wanted to know what happened next.  I found bits to be excited about, when the film ventured beyond its by-the-bloody-numbers script, but when I look back on it, I realize that my interest was largely force of habit. I understood that Jeremy Renner was the antihero pursued by a cruel government machine, and that Rachel Weisz was a theoretically innocent victim destined to become his romantic interest, but the film really only...