On this week’s CinemAddicts podcast, we review Jason Bourne, the latest installment of The Bourne Identity franchise. Director Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon are back to spearhead the project which is a follow-up to 2007’s The Bourne Ultimatum (the companion piece The Bourne Legacy, which stars Jeremy Renner, came out in 2012). With close to a decade absence from the franchise, one would think there is a ton of things to cover and explore with Jason Bourne, but unfortunately this installment just doesn’t cut it.
Thankfully this movie week isn’t a complete waste as Gleason, a documentary which spotlights former NFL player Steve Gleason’s battle with ALS, is simply an unforgettable experience. Upon learning he had ALS at the age of 34, Steve and his wife Michel received news that she was pregnant, and the film details the couple’s journey on both fronts. The picture also captures footage from Gleason’s video journals to his son, and director Clay Tweel’s even handed and oftentimes raw approach in documenting their life is one of the film’s many strengths.
Also covered on the episode is Anderson’s streaming pick Print The Legend, a documentary that’s co-directed by Tweel, and Dark Passage, a Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall film noir that I absolutely love.
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