‘The Bourne Supremacy’
For our money, “Ultimatum,” the third in the super-badass Matt Damon franchise, is the series’ peak — everything the first two films had been working towards crammed into what was essentially a single wonderfully exhausting chase. But it only got there because of its second outing. The directors switched from whipsmart Doug Liman to you-are-there herky-jerk bruiser Paul Greengrass, whose history in documentary and doc-like movies (like “Sunday Bloody Sunday” and “United 93”) helped create a new kind of action cinema. The stand-outs here are a fist-fight in a room so dark that it becomes a propulsive blur, a dizzying stakeout at Berlin's Alexanderplatz station and a car chase so hectic it feels like you’re in it. It’s such an intoxicating mix of great stuff that no wonder Damon and Greengrass couldn’t stay away from it for too long. Here’s to “Untitled Matt/Damon Bourne Sequel” in 2016!