Luc Besson
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Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 7 Articles
Blogs // 1 Articles
//Features

How Hollywood Saved Itself (Again) at the Summer 2017 Box Office
4 Sep 2017 // 9:59 PM

The Summer Box Office of 2017 does not represent the death of the Hollywood. It simply represents the changing face of Hollywood accounting.

Monkey Business (Part 1: May)
30 Apr 2007 // 6:00 PM

Talk about frontloading your approach. Each week in this first full month of patented popcorn movies finds another famous franchise icon making a major blockbuster bow. Only truly disastrous results from these guaranteed crowd-pleasers will keep the coffers from clogging with cash.

//Columns

40 Nights at the Movies (in the Comfort of Your Home): The Franchise
26 Nov 2015 // 5:59 AM

Back by popular demand! Recommendations from "40 Nights at the Movies" will keep you, your dog and your elephant glued to the couch for months.

//Reviews

'Lucy' Entertains Despite Its Stupid Science
26 Feb 2015 // 9:10 PM

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.

Scarlett Johansson Gets Goopy in 'Lucy'
25 Jul 2014 // 7:50 AM

This might be as close to a point as Lucy can get, the essential illogic of movies, of illusion, of delusion.

//Blogs

You Barely Need One Percent of Your Brain to Appreciate 'Lucy'
25 Jul 2014 // 1:00 AM

If you surgically grafted a snippet of Flowers for Algernon and a low-end documentary about the human brain onto a Cliff Notes summary of La Femme Nikita, the result might approach the lazy schizophrenia of Luc Besson's latest fembot warrior fantasy.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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