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The ‘Bourne’ Trilogy (2002, 2004, 2007): Action in the Edit

Directed by: Doug Liman [1], Paul Greengrass [2–3] || Produced by: Doug Liman, Richard N. Gladstein [1], Patrick Crowley [1–3], Frank Marshall, Paul L. Sandberg [2–3] Screenplay by: Tony Gilroy [1–3], William Blake Herron [1], Scott Z. Burns, George Nolfi [3] || Starring: Matt Damon, Julia Stiles [1–3], Franka Potente, Brian Cox, Gabriel Mann [1–2], … Continue reading

‘No Time to Die’ (2021): But Time Enough for Closure

Directed by: Cary Joji Fukunaga || Produced by: Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli Screenplay by: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Phoebe Waller-Bridge || Starring: Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Lea Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Ben Wishaw, Naomi Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes Music by: Hans Zimmer ||¬†Cinematography: Linus Sandgren || Edited by: Elliot … Continue reading

‘Quantum of Solace’ (2008): The Limits of Franchise Brand Recognition

Directed by: Marc Forster || Produced by: Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli Screenplay by: Paul Haggis, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade || Starring: Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, Giancarlo Giannini, Jeffrey Wright, Judi Dench Music by: David Arnold || Cinematography: Roberto Schaefer || Edited by: Matt Cheese, Richard Pearson || Country: United Kingdom, United States … Continue reading

‘The Spy’ (2019): When Patriotism Costs Everything

Created by: Gideon Raff || Written by: Gideon Raff, Max Perry Directed by: Gideon Raff || Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Noah Emmerich, Hadar Ratzon-Rotem, Yael Eitan, Nassim Si Ahmed, Moni Moshonov, Alona Tai, Mourad Zaoui, Uri Gavriel No. of Episodes: 6 (~300 minutes total) While I imagine there is no scripted movie or television series … Continue reading

‘War’ (2019): A Creative Hindi Homage to Western Spy Thrillers

Directed by: Siddharth Anand || Produced by: Aditya Chopra Screenplay by: Abbas Tyrewala, Shridhar Raghavan, Siddharth Anand || Starring: Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff, Vaani Kapoor, Ashutosh Rana, Anupriya Goenka, Dipannita Sharma, Soni Razdan Music by: Vishal-Shekhar, Sanchit Balhara, Ankit Balhara || Cinematography: Benjamin Jasper || Edited by: Aarif Sheikh || Country: India || Language: Hindi … Continue reading

‘Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol’ (2011): A Franchise Resurgence

Directed by: Brad Bird || Produced by: Tom Cruise, J. J. Abrams, Bryan Burk Screenplay by: Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec ||¬†Starring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton, Michael Nyqvist, Anil Kapoor, Lea Seydoux, Vladimir Mashkov, Samuli Edelmann Music by: Lorne Balf Cinematography: Robert Elswit || Edited by: Paul Hirsch || Country: United States … Continue reading

‘Hanna’ (2011): The Coming-of-Age Story, Remixed

Directed by: Joe Wright || Produced by: Leslie Holleran, Marty Adelstein, Scott Nemes Screenplay by: Seth Lochhead, David Farr || Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana Cate Blanchett, Jessica Barden, Aldo Maland, Tom Hollander, Olivia Williams, Jason Flemyng, Michelle Dockery, Vicky Krieps, Martin Wuttke, Sebastian Hulk, Mohammed Majd Music by: The Chemical Brothers || Edited by: … Continue reading

‘Jason Bourne’ (2016): A Satisfying Legacy Sequel

Directed by: Paul Greengrass || Produced by: Paul Greengrass, Matt Damon, Jeffrey M. Weiner, Ben Smith, Gregory Goodman Screenplay by: Paul Greengrass, Christopher Rouse || Starring: Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel, Julia Stiles, Riz Ahmed, Ato Essandoh, Scott Shepard, Bill Camp, Vinzenz, Kiefer, Gregg Henry Music by: John Powell, David Buckley … Continue reading

‘Spectre’ (2015): Sam Mendes Has His Cake & Eats It

Directed by: Sam Mendes || Produced by: Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli Screenplay by: John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Jez Butterworth || Starring: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux, Ben Wishaw, Naomie Harris, Dave Bautista, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes Music by: Thomas Newman || Cinematography by: Hoyte van Hoytema || Edited by: Lee Smith … Continue reading

‘Bridge of Spies’ (2015): A Mediocre Historical Drama for Your Parents

Directed by: Steven Spielberg || Produced by: Steven Spielberg, Marc Platt, Kristie Macosko Krieger Screenplay by: Matt Charman, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen || Starring: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, Alan Alda, Austin Stowell, Scott Shepherd, Jesse Plemons, Domenick Lombardozzi, Sebastian Koch, Eve Hewson, Will Rogers Music by: Thomas Newman || Cinematography by: Janusz Kaminski … Continue reading