Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

I walked out of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets grinning from ear to ear and giggling like a child.  Luc Besson’s adaptation of the Valerian and Laureline comic books is a breath of fresh air after what seems like an eternity of drab fantasy comic book cinema.  This doesn’t feel recycled or … Continue reading Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

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Film: Lucy (2014)

As with Nymphomaniac (2013), Lucy frustrates due to a tendency to keep telling us what we are seeing.  Whether it's the Nature Channel foregrounding of the hunter / prey scenario being played out in the opening scenes or Morgan Freeman's Basil Exposition character, popping up more and more to explain what we are seeing, the … Continue reading Film: Lucy (2014)