Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (****1/2): There is hope. Lot’s of it.

#RogueOne This film makes the film that immediately follows it better. I did not think it was possible. Go see it. Again and again.

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Jason Bourne (**1/2): It all ends tonight…until the next movie

"This is not like Bond. We aren't just changing locales, women and suits here. It's not as gadgetty or as funny as the Mission:Impossible films became after the 2nd one, either. While those film franchises used the intensity of the Bourne franchise to catapult into something better, Damon and Greengrass took the reputation well earned by the earlier films and traded it for some quick cash as a mid-range summer blockbuster."

Nightcrawler (*****) is the best kind of throwback

Nightcrawler - 2014 Written & Directed by Dan Gilroy Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed, Bill Paxton, Ann Cusack, Kevin Rahm, Eric Lange This is the kind of film that keeps me watching movies. The acting, the cinematography, the script and the promise of making an unforgettable experience with a small amount of overhead. … Continue reading Nightcrawler (*****) is the best kind of throwback

The Reluctant Fundamentalist: What is the Pakistani dream?

The Reluctant Fundamentalist - 2012 Director Mira Nair Starring Riz Ahmed, Kate Hudson, Liev Schreiber, Kiefer Sutherland, Om Puri, Shabana Azmi, Martin Donovan Screenplay William Wheeler Written by Mohsin Hamid and Ami Boghani I am thankful for the cinematic voice that is Mira Nair.  Who else could take a subject as potentially divisive as a man's movement from a devoted … Continue reading The Reluctant Fundamentalist: What is the Pakistani dream?