Film Review: Lucy (2014)

Leon Nicholson takes a look at Lucy starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman. So to the main question – does anyone remember the days when Luc Besson’s movies were awesome? There was Nikita, Leon: The Professional, The Fifth Element (the obvious few that come to mind) but of late he seems to have gone off the boil. Whether he is producing or writing, the EuropaCorp Company seems to be churning as much as dross as it does quality.... Read More

Cinema Review: 3 Days To Kill

Leon Nicholson takes a look at 3 Days To Kill starring Kevin Costner, Connie Nielsen and Amber Heard. Currently on General Release at UK Cinemas. 3 Days to Kill is earmarked as Kevin Costner’s comeback movie. In a nutshell Costner deserves better but the silver lining is that it could have been a hell of a lot worse. Costner plays Ethan, a CIA Agent on a mission to capture The Albino who could lead them to his boss The Wolf. As per usual, things... Read More

Feature: 20th Bradford International Film Festival

Commencing 27th March –  6th April, the National Media Museum will play host to the 20th Bradford International Film Festival. On show will be an array of features, premieres, new releases, classic movies, special guests as well as an assortment of documentaries, short films and retrospectives. Opening this year’s festival is Ritesh Batra’s The Lunchbox, a movie that has garnered masses of positive reviews during its time on the film festival... Read More

Fifty Shades of Cinema: 1994 – Pulp Fiction

Fifty Shades of Cinema returns with Jonathon Dabell taking a look at Pulp Fiction starring John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson and Uma Thurman The Contenders 1994 offers perhaps the widest selection of fantastic films from any year in the ‘90s – it really is awash with top-notch titles, and the act of choosing the best of the bunch is no mean feat. From overseas, there’s the Hong Kong dual-story drama Chungking Express from director Wong Kar-wai;... Read More

Cinema Review: The Lady

Jonathon Dabell reviews The Lady starring Michelle Yeoh and David Thewlis. Currently on General Release at UK Cinemas. Luc Besson, best known for La Femme Nikita and Leon, here directs an admirably earnest biopic about Burmese political activist Aung San Suu Kyi. The film is a real change of pace for both Besson and his leading lady Michelle Yeoh, who swaps her usual high-kicking woman-of-action persona for something much subtler and more affecting.... Read More

Cinema Review: Colombiana

Leon Nicholson reviews Colombiana starring Zoë Saldana. On General Release at UK Cinemas from Friday September 9 , 2011. Luc Besson loves to write about tough, non-compromising yet vulnerable women in his films. La Femme Nikita, Leon and The Fifth Element all boast examples of female characters that possess these traits, as well as demonstrating the quality that Besson is capable of producing. Even though he now spends less time behind the camera... Read More