Director: Luc Besson
Year Released: 2019
After getting his head kicked in from the bad reviews and worse box office returns from Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Besson retreats to familiar territory (attractive female assassins): Anna (Sasha Luss) gets recruited by the Russian Intelligence Community (embodied by Helen Mirren and Luke Evans) and spends half her days killing people and the other half as a model ... that is until the CIA (Cillian Murphy) get ahold of her and want her to work for them. As if accepting that a waifish supermodel can wipe out a room of armed guards wasn't hard enough to take, she's also a grandmaster in chess and can quote Chekhov (why not!) ... plus, Besson tries to get a tad too fancy with the plot, which plays around with the timeline rather haphazardly. Most of Besson's films manage to be entertaining and this is no exception - he's very good at directing a shoot-out - plus he at least has the courage to admit both the Agency and the KGB (now the SVR) are equally odious.