Subject:

Luc Besson

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    November 29, 2012

    The Best Action Director Working Today

    John Hyams is dedicated to the abstract and the ass-kicking.

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    February 4, 2010

    Yippee Ki Yay, Fils de Putain

    Cowboy diplomacy from our man in Paris, John Travolta.

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    August 27, 2009

    Mr. Blood Red, Vol. 2

    Two decades after the severed ear of Reservoir Dogs, Quentin Tarantino serves up Hitler's head on a plate.

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    February 19, 2009

    Living and Dying with Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor Over Sundance

    How I turned some newspaper stories into a book which became a movie that caused those two guys to kiss

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008

    What History Tells Us: Five Black Presidents

    And although it seems heaven sent We ain't ready, to see a black President 2Pac never lived to see himself proven wrong, but we do have an African-American Commander-in-Chief. The media will be going on for months about the historic nature of this election, the ramifications for America's future, a ... More >>

  • Film

    June 14, 2007

    Get Inside. It's Summertime!

    Your guide to the season's hottest films (and the other ones, too)

  • Film

    June 1, 2006

    Kicking French Ass

    District B13 puts American action movies to shame

  • Film

    February 10, 2005

    Jaa Rules

    Martial arts sensation Tony Jaa makes the most of his screen debut

  • Film

    March 13, 2003

    Hot Stuff

    The lighthearted Wasabi offers real kicks

  • Film

    July 5, 2001

    Ground Jet

    Hong Kong action star Li deserves a better vehicle than this absurd Dragon

  • Film

    March 16, 2000

    Turning Japanese

    Forest Whitaker brings an adopted honor code to the streets in Jim Jarmusch's Ghost Dog

  • Film

    November 11, 1999

    Burn The Messenger

    A little Conscience converts Joan of Arc to near comedy

  • Film

    December 10, 1998

    Reality Check

    Stylish Shattered Image smashes narrative rules wonderfully

  • Film

    September 25, 1997

    Vive le Vampire

    Irma Vep is a French kiss with just enough bite

  • Film

    May 8, 1997

    Star Lard

    With The Fifth Element, Luc Besson swipes from science fiction past to create a slick, vacuous future

  • Film

    November 24, 1994

    Hollow Points

    Besson's bullet ballet The Professional is slick, but morally ugly

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