BARRY NORMAN: FILM OF THE DAY
The Bourne Supremacy ★★★★
Following on from last week’s Bourne Identity, and with Jason Bourne still in cinemas, here’s a chance to catch up with the second in the blockbusting series. 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 is a violent, energetic romp of a thriller involving oil, secrets, murders, cover-ups and shady (or not) characters from the CIA like Brian Coxand 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.
Men in Black 3 ★★★★
Will Smith is back in black for this witty sequel where Agent J travels back in time to save a young Agent K. That’s Josh Brolin, brilliantly channelling his inner Tommy Lee Jones.
I Give It a Year ★★★
Here’s a cheeky back-to-front love story starring Rafe Spall and Rose Byrne where the question is, not will they get together, but will they get divorced?
Philip Seymour Hoffman may have bagged the Oscar for Capote, but Toby Jones’s portrayal of the author is equally as compelling. Daniel Craig co-stars.
Cheap Thrills ★★★
PREMIERE 10.40pm-12.20am Film4
What would you do for a fistful cash? Perhaps a poor choice of words for Pat Healy who agrees to cut off his fingers to pay off a debt.