The Fifth Element (1997) has been both loved and bashed by critics for the past 20 years; some have even ruled it the best summer blockbuster ever made. However, not many people know that Luc Besson’s creation was partially inspired by a series of French space opera comic books called Valérian and Laureline; the connection […]

The last time I saw Scarlett Johansson in a decent film was in 2013 in Under the Skin, where she portrayed a nameless alien that adopted the physical form of a young woman and drove around Scotland picking up unwitting men to process as food. It was a frightening and unearthly film. Then she starred in […]