Luc Besson

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Cannes catch: Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson in Robert Eggers’s extraordinary film The Lighthouse

Our first five-star review from Cannes 2019 The Lighthouse ★★★★★ Directed by Robert Eggers. Starring Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe, Valeriia Karaman(...)

Liam Neeson has a tendency to say things that land him in hot water.  Photograph: Laura Hutton/PA Wire

In the course of my Imminently Redundant Liam Neeson Interview, I touch upon his habit of saying stuff that lands him in the hot water. He comes acros(...)

Loosely inspired by a remarkable true story, this warm, likeable film adds a romantic-comedy subplot to an already irresistible underdog tale.

In 2008, Nadir Dendoune reached the summit of Everest, and held up a handwritten sign - ‘93’ in tribute to the Parisian banlieue where he grew up. He (...)

Transformers: The Last Knight - the stench will remain for centuries

Since the late 1970s, when Jaws and Star Wars changed everything, the American summer has been defined by a “blockbuster”. The word originally meant a(...)

Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Photograph: STX Films/Europacorp

We so wanted to get behind Luc Besson’s big, silly spectacle. Shouting out for original science fiction, in this age of juggernaut franchises, is like(...)

Milla Jovovich as Leeloo  “Multi-Pass” in Luc Besson’s ‘The Fifth Element’

It’s about time. This weekend we welcome the inaugural Dublin Sci-Fi Film Festival. There are other events a bit like it. But David Desmond, DSFF dire(...)

The 63-year-old Ballymena man is to receive an Outstanding Contribution to Cinema award at the Iftas tonight at the Mansion House

Liam Neeson – aka Michael Collins, a Jedi, Oskar Schindler, God (in the sitcom Rev), an otherworldly lion deity, a Batman villain, the avenging fury o(...)

Palme d’Or contender: Cate Blanchett in Carol, directed by Todd Haynes

Such is the nature of the news cycle that some editions of the Cannes film festival come to be identified with satellite scandals only obliquely relat(...)

The destroyer of worlds: Scarlett Johansson in Lucy

The odd, ill-considered sponsorship deal aside, Scarlett Johansson has been doing very well for herself lately. Her and Under the Skin are among th(...)

 Luc Besson: “the number of connections in the human body is insane”

Luc Besson is discussing a car-chase scene from his new blockbuster, Lucy. Plus ça change, right? Mais non. The sequence in question featur(...)

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