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Mini Review – The Bourne Legacy

The Bourne Legacy Mercifully Short Review by Jonathan Empson We meet genetically enhanced assassin Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner) as he survives the Alaskan wilderness. Meanwhile, CIA bigwigs shout across tables at Edward Norton, who runs the whole super-assassin program, which is so secret that the CIA doesn’t know about it, or even how he got in the building. Jeremy survives … Read More

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Your screenplay: does it HAVE to be a movie?

What’s film, and what’s TV? Yes, I’m talking about story here – this site’s title is the big clue. It used to be easy to tell the difference. Films had scale – elaborate sets, crowd scenes, big things blowing up – and they had movie stars: actors you wouldn’t see on the small screen. by Jonathan Empson Films could have … Read More

Mini-review – Not Suitable For Children

Not suitable for children Mercifully Short Review by Jonathan Empson   I know it’s just me, but when I look at Ryan Kwanten, I think of a potato. Same thing with Ryan Reynolds. But hey, potatoes are so hot right now. Here Ryan K plays young and wild Jonah, who makes a somewhat implausible living running paid-entry parties at the … Read More