Tag Archives: Mathieu Kassovitz

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

A UNIVERSE WTHOUT BOUNDARIES NEEDS HEROES WITHOUT LIMITS.  Centuries into the future, Valerian and Laureline (Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne) are agents working for a police force on Alpha, a space station containing millions of humans and other space races that’s suddenly threatened by an unknown force. Two decades after The Fifth Element, Luc Besson returns … Continue reading Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

The Crimson Rivers

EVIL RISES TO NEW HEIGHTS. Cops Pierre Niemans and Max Kerkerian (Jean Reno, Vincent Cassel) join forces on two cases that initially seem unrelated; a murder victim is found in a mountain valley and a young girl’s grave is desecrated nearby. The Hate (1995) director delivers a visually very handsome thriller with ingredients that will remind … Continue reading The Crimson Rivers

Munich: No Promise of Peace

THE WORLD WAS WATCHING IN 1972 AS 11 ISRAELI ATHLETES WERE MURDERED AT THE MUNICH OLYMPICS. THIS IS THE STORY OF WHAT HAPPENED NEXT.  It was in a Time Magazine article shortly after the release of Munich that its director, Steven Spielberg, expressed a hope that the film would bring Palestinians and Israelis together. Perhaps … Continue reading Munich: No Promise of Peace

The Fifth Element

THERE IS NO FUTURE WITHOUT IT. A couple of hundred years into the future, New York cab driver Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis) meets a mysterious girl (Milla Jovovich) whom he doesn’t realize is equivalent to the Second Coming. Director Luc Besson was a teenager when he conceived this story about a supreme Evil waiting to … Continue reading The Fifth Element