Luc Besson’s ‘Valerian’ is a visually stunning disappointment

Luc Besson returned to theaters last week with his first English-language film since 2014’s Lucy. After being away for three years, the Leon: the Professional director finally graced our screens with his long-awaited, visual powerhouse of a blockbuster, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (poster to the left: teaser-trailer.com). Starring Cara Delevingne and Dane… Read More Luc Besson’s ‘Valerian’ is a visually stunning disappointment

J. J. Abrams revives Star Wars franchise with “The Force Awakens”

This review features some spoilers. If you have not watched The Force Awakens yet, consider yourself warned.  In 1977, director George Lucas made a film that would forever alter the way visual effects were perceived. Star Wars: a New Hope (Episode IV) proved a fruitful forey into sophostocated special effects, one that would set the path… Read More J. J. Abrams revives Star Wars franchise with “The Force Awakens”