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Wednesday, July 31, 2013
 Perhaps the hand of executive producer Ridley Scott (Blade Runner) is discernable in the future-is-now backdrop for this British crime drama. Many cool visual moments—London in glass and steel and a man chasing motorbikes on foot—dress up an ordinary action tale with impossible violence
03.06.2013 | | Posted at 09:13 AM
By David Luhrssen
  Ridley Scott, who directed two of the most important science-fiction films since Stanley Kubrick’s Space Odyssey, Alien and Blade Runner, had a hand in SF long before he became a director. Jad Smith’s biography of the writer John Brunner (University of Illinois Press) uncovers a little known footnote in Scott’s career. Back in 1965, Scott was set designer for a BBC television...
Monday, June 11, 2012

Ridley Scott fails to recapture the magic

Not unlike Star Wars two years earlier, Alien (1979) brought something new to science fiction film...
02.16.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
Drug kingpin Frank Lucas is no one to mess with. Denzel Washington's depiction in American Gangster reveals a man whose fierce pride is frozen into an implacable smirk. Impervious to the heroin habit on which his fortune is based, Lucas is soul on ice. What happens when a cocky Harlem dope dealer disrespects him on a busy street corner? Lucas draws his gun, shoots him dead without blinking, calml...