Screened Out – Jason Bourne

By : Stephen Miller
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Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel, Julia Stiles, Scott Shepherd, Rhiz Ahmed

“We’re still trying to come up with a narrative for what happened,” says CIA director Scott Shepherd in the super-soldier franchise’s fifth flimsy but fun film, Jason Bourne.

Wow… Screenwriters should know better than to script lines like that. Are they just waiting for critics to call them out?

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Screened Out – Nightcrawler

By : Stephen Miller
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Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, Riz Ahmed

Nightcrawler was originally released on Halloween night, very befitting the creepy character it focuses on. However, the film’s first run didn’t get the attention it really deserved. This week, Nightcrawler slinked back into theater, hoping to garner some more attention for Gyllenhaal’s slimy performance. We’re now in the midst of award season, and – though rereleasing might seem like a crass move – his performance is honestly worth another look.

Nightcrawler is a slim little drama about self-employed people who listen to police scanners and rush to accidents, crimes, and other gory tragedies. They film this awful stuff, and then they sell to the news, specifically, the highest bidder.

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