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10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Bourne Movies

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10 Paranoid Conspiracy Thrillers Worth Investigating

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The morality of Paul Greengrass’ shaky-cam. (photo)

The morality of Paul Greengrass’ shaky-cam.

No one could say that Paul Greengrass lacks good intentions. As a reporter for the British current affairs show “World In Action,” Greengrass worked on two contentious stories. The first was an interview with IRA hunger striker Raymond McCartney (preparation for which was done via smuggled messages written on cigarette papers), the second a collaboration […]

The Naughts: The Actor of the ’00s (photo)

The Naughts: The Actor of the ’00s

Quietly and unexpectedly, Matt Damon has become the premier Hollywood actor of the past decade. He’s lent his minutely constructed, surprisingly athletic performances to the films of directors Steven Soderbergh, Gus Van Sant, Paul Greengrass, Martin Scorsese and Clint Eastwood, a roster that’s not coincidentally produced some of the most vital and successful films of […]

Top 10 of the Decade List Time: Surfing the Zeitgeist.  (photo)

Top 10 of the Decade List Time: Surfing the Zeitgeist.

Welcome to the end of the decade (unless you’re one of those “decades start in the year one, not zero” cranks). More specifically, welcome to the end of the decade as seen by every publication wanting to list the aughts’ best films. The rundown from the UK’s The Times is a peculiarly schizophrenic juxtaposition of […]

The 25 Scariest Moments in Non-Horror Movies (photo)

The 25 Scariest Moments in Non-Horror Movies

When you sit down to a horror film, you know, at least on a basic level, what you’re getting into. Whether or not the movie delivers, what you’ve been promised, and what you’re braced for or looking forward to, are scares. Which is why, when we look back on those truly traumatic movie memories, the […]

The Action Movie Auteurs (photo)

The Action Movie Auteurs

Michael Mann, Kathryn Bigelow… Tony Scott? It takes a certain type of action movie director to earn the love of the Film Comment crowd. This week on the IFC News podcast, we look at which action filmmakers are taken seriously as artists and why. Download: MP3, 36:50 minutes, 33.7 MB Subscribe to the podcast: [iTunes] […]

Everybody Loves Jason: Why Even Contrarians Like The Bourne Trilogy

By R. Emmet Sweeney IFC News [Photo: “The Bourne Ultimatum,” Universal Pictures, 2007] Matt Damon’s furrowed brow is saving Hollywood. Gracing each of the three insanely popular “Bourne” films, Damon’s agitated wrinkles have implacably faced down an army of psychotic CIA stooges without so much as a sweat, and brought in nearly a billion dollars […]