VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS (2017) – Besson Is Back In Space

[This is an altered version of a post originally featured on Hidden Remote] When Valerian and The City of a Thousand Planets came out last year, the film was met with an overall shrug of the shoulders. Luc Besson’s return to the sci-fi stylings of The Fifth Element didn’t herald the results that he wanted. … Continue reading VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS (2017) – Besson Is Back In Space

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI (2017) – A Review

[This is an altered version of a post originally featured on Hidden Remote] An opening moment with Luke Skywalker sets the tone of the film. A closing shot that sets up what’s to come and what Star Wars means to people. Shots of striking beauty and composition. There are moments of sheer awe. There is … Continue reading STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI (2017) – A Review

THE BROTHERS BLOOM (2008) – The Playful Con

[This is an altered version of a post originally featured on Hidden Remote] From the opening shot, to hearing the narration, there is a sense of fun and lightheartedness to The Brothers Bloom. Rian Johnson’s tale of con-men starring Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel Weisz and Rinko Kikuchi. The film is playful in its intentions, … Continue reading THE BROTHERS BLOOM (2008) – The Playful Con