Beyond Borders (#51)
I thought this was terrific. First off, it reminded me how much I love Clive Owen and how I need to get back into the habit of watching everything he’s connected with. No one does rugged-good-guys-with-compromised-morals-but-really-making-an-effort-all-the-same better than he does these days. This movie also served to remind me that hate Angelina Jolie as much as you want for being a gorgeous superstar and whatnot, she’s also a damn good actress and there’s an actual reason she’s so well respected in the industry. Supporting actors Noah Emmerich and Linus Roache round out the film beautifully (particularly Emmerich). I also always forget about Martin Campbell when I’m thinking about directors I’d like to work with, but he’s really great. (Even though I have to ask who thought it was a good idea to use Papyrus as the credits font. Papyrus? Really? Were those made by a 6th grader?) Great story both in terms of love and wider international themes. I completely loved it.