‘Jason Bourne’ is a return to the franchise’s high-octane origins

The Jason Bourne of movies bears little resemblance to the Jason Bourne of the Robert Ludlum trilogy that began in 1980 with The Bourne Identity. That’s not a bad thing. The changes were the best part of the first three film adaptations of the Ludlum novels and now with the reunification of Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass in the new Jason Bourne, the franchise is back in a big way.

‘The Danish Girl’ is awards-bait but not brilliant

Quick, ask yourself a question.  Before Bruce Jenner made the transition to being Caitlyn Jenner, who was the most famous transgender person you knew of.  Chaz Bono?  Renee Richards?  Lana Wachowski?  Jan Morris?  Christine Jorgensen?  Before any of these people, there was a man named Einar Wegener (Redmayne).  He was a landscape artist married to Gerda Wegener (Vikander) who was a portrait painter.  The Danish Girl is the story of this couple and how Einar transitioned, becoming one of the very first men to undergo what was known then as sexual reassignment surgery to become Lili Elbe.

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