BARRY NORMAN’S FILM OF THE DAY
The Bourne Supremacy ★★★★
The trouble with Bourne (Matt Damon) is that everyone wants to kill him and he doesn’t know why. Well, he’s an amnesiac and doesn’t even know who he is. Even when he’s just chilling out in Goa with Franka Potente, an assassin is after him. What develops in this, the second in the series, is a violent, energetic romp of a thriller involving oil, secrets, murders, cover-ups and shady (or not) characters from the CIA like Brian Cox and Joan Allen. A superman in everything but name, Bourne is more than a match for any number of hitmen as he travels the world seeking answers. Never seems to change his clothes, though, so don’t sit next to him on any of his numerous international flights.
The Greatest ★★★
6.55pm Movie Mix
Muhammad Ali plays Muhammad Ali in this biopic of, erm, Muhammad Ali. All the key moments of his life are here: conversion to Islam, refusing the draft and, of course, the fights. Don’t expect objectivity, but perhaps no-one else could match the man himself for sheer charisma.
The Lake House ★★★
Romance blossoms between Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves, but that old living in different time portals thing keeps getting in the way. Don’t you hate it when that happens?
Double Jeopardy ★★★
Ashley Judd is in the slammer for the murder of her husband. But is it all a set-up? And if so, how does she prove it stuck behind bars? Tommy Lee Jones, in full hard-bitten mode as a parole officer, is one person she has to convince.
Man without a Star ★★★★
Rootin’ tootin’ shootin’ grizzled old cowboy Kirk Douglas takes a youngster under his wing, determined to turn him into a man. But an attractive and feisty ranch owner looks set to turn Kirk’s head.