Posts Tagged ‘Luc Besson’

Armond White’s Mid-Year Awards

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Carole Bouquet and André Dussollier in Unforgivable. 2012’s best so far and Sarris remembered This year, I want to do the Mid-Year Reckoning differently, as a tribute to film critic Andrew Sarris’ recent passing. It was Sarris, during my grad school years at Columbia, who wisely advised that the percentage of good movies has not changed from the old days; now that [&hellip
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Armond White: Boss Ladies

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The Political Masks of Yeoh, Newton and Streep “You may not think about politics,” Aung San Suu Kyi (portrayed by Michelle Yeoh) tells one of the guards keeping her in house arrest in The Lady. “But politics thinks about you.” Use of that famous quote proves that director Luc Besson thinks about politics even when [&hellip
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TRANSCENDENT THRILL DRIVE

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Nothing in cinema this week is more important than Transporter 3. It’s been a long time since a new movie has been so spiritually and aesthetically exhilarating. Producer Luc Besson, director Olivier Megaton and star Jason Statham work at the top of their imagination and abilities—not like they’re completing a formulaic sequel but reinventing the [&hellip
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