Articles tagged luc besson

‘The Transporter Refueled’ Should Actually Be the Transporter, Rejected

An overly familiar pile of action movie clichés lacking the one element -- Jason Statham -- that made the original franchise worthwhile

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‘Lucy’ Entertains Despite Its Stupid Science

Lucy's idea of science is akin to a stoner complaining about how math doesn't really exist, but it does have an audacity that many sci-fi thrillers in the present day lack.

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‘French Cinema’ Is a Tangled, Rumpled Jumble of a History

French Cinema is a popular history that makes its own eccentric claims on what that history should be.

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26 Jun 2007 // 12:05 AM

Angel-A (2005)

Angela is as brilliant and selfless, vulnerable and exciting as any of Luc Besson's other perfect girls.

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4 Aug 2003 // 12:00 AM

La Femme Nikita (1990)

If Nikita's appetites are boundless, so is her distrust.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Early on in the very long Luc Besson film, The Messenger, John Malkovich (playing Charles, Dauphin of France) wishes he could be someone else. It was the one and only time that I identified with anything in the film - I wished I could watch him be someone else! Like himself in Being John Malkovich. The Messenger is an unbelievably dull movie, which is a startling achievement given that the legend of Joan of Arc lends itself pretty well to storytelling of any type.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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