Awesome Cheese: Lockout (2012)

I’ve been a fan of Luc Besson’s work since the Transporter films. There was something refreshing about them at a time when those kinds of movies were beginning to go out of fashion, becoming far more focused on the big set pieces and special effects than the more character-driven action films of the 80s. But …

REVIEW: Anna (2019)

Anna is a film I’ve been greatly looking forward to since it was unveiled with its first trailer. Luc Besson is a really gifted director when he’s got the right movie, and the trailer wowed me with a glimpse at what appeared to be a bonkers action set piece. It’s also a spy film, for …

From the Panels to the Big Screen

Since ancient times – and all during the existence of moderately civilized cultures – mythology has been overflowing with pantheons of gods reflecting the needs and aspirations of the people who conceived them. In a grim and gritty era of large cities, crime, corruption and high-tech, it’s obvious that our mythopoeias are going to be …

REVIEW: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

2017 has been a very interesting year for comic book movies. So far, every major comic book adaptation has been fairly well received, some of them even ranked among the top films of the year. Furthermore, each has brought something unique to the table, from the noir/western flavor of Logan, to the classic war film/Greek …