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Luc Besson

Dude, Where’s My Brain?

by Shawn Stone July 31, 2014


  It’s hard not to be impressed by Luc Besson’s audacity in his latest actioner, Lucy. The director and/or producer of such decade-spanning, high-octane entertainments as La Femme Nikita, The Professional, The Transporter and Taken isn’t ...

Crimes and Misdirection

by Laura Leon September 18, 2013


  Based on an action novel by Tonino Benacquista, The Family is an unhappy merger between crime drama and buddy comedy. After ratting out his mob buddies, Giovanne Manzoni (Robert De Niro) and his family go ...

Savage Innocence

by Shawn Stone August 31, 2011


Though directed with style by Olivier Megaton, there’s no mistaking Colombiana for anything but another trip into the fantastic world of Luc Besson. Besson’s is a comic-book reality where the most fascinating creatures are serious ...