The Bourne Legacy

The bastard son of Jason Bourne - ★★★★ Bourne Legacy review

The bastard son of Jason Bourne – ★★★★

Hey remember 2002? Everyone was getting sick of Jimmy Bond and we needed an antidote. This came in the form of Doug Liman’s refreshing take on the Robert Ludlum series of Jason Bourne books. A radical change in pace from Matt Damon and the addition of Paul Greengrass for two sequels led to the decade’s defining action films which went on to reshape MGM’s latter Bond films.

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Christ is risen! Cinema’s greatest Jesus films.

Je·sus

/ˈjēzəs/

The central figure of the Christian religion. Jesus conducted a mission of preaching and healing (with reported miracles) in Palestine in about ad 28–30, which is described in the Gospels. His followers considered him to be the Christ or Messiah and the Son of God, and belief in his resurrection from the dead is the central tenet of Christianity.

It’s Easter, the time when Christians the world over get fierce excited about our Lord kicking the can, then, like any good man who gets knocked down, he got back up again.

Being brought up in Ireland, religion played a big part for both of us growing up, Páraic on one side of the Reformation fence and Nigel on the other – the fact one of us has a fada in his name and the other gets the quintessentially British name probably reveals our parents’ allegiances.

Anyway, no matter where you go on Sunday mornings, it’s hard not to be even a little bit interested in the story of Jesus Christ. Cinema is no different with countless adaptations down through the years. For the weekend that’s in it, we present our seven favourite Jesus films – in no particular order…

(P denotes a Páraic pick, N is Nigel’s)

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