The Presidio ★★½

Watching this effectively atmospheric but half-baked mystery, I kept thinking about how much Mark Harmon looked like Tom Cruise in this. The problem is, Mark Harmon, while not a bad actor and certainly a ridiculously handsome man, is not that interesting an actor. Then I got to thinking about how if Tom Cruise had been in this movie, it would somehow be 99.99% the same movie, with pretty much all the exact same flaws, and yet somehow it would probably also be a much better movie. I know that is a dumb thing to say, but there’s just something mysterious about how a genuine star’s face works.