‘The George Lucas Talk Show’ (2020) is an Earnestly Silly Celebration of Star Wars

When an essentially unavoidable piece of pop culture such as Star Wars is heavily discussed, parodied and referenced throughout media and in everyday conversation, it can begin to lose the unique appeal that initially drew people in and made them fans. That’s why some people refuse to engage in things that are popular; if you hear about something enough, even if it’s in a positive manner, you feel like you’ve already experienced it and don’t need to delve any deeper.

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Ennui on the Screen and the Fight against Fate

Fighting fate is a major part of film and television, but can their imaginary battles teach us anything about changing our own lives?

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Our LGBTQ+ Awakenings

Editor’s note: Most interviewees are noted only with their first name to protect anonymity  When poets and hopeless romantics lament about love, they often discuss that “lightning bolt” moment. The experience of seeing someone for the first time and thinking “Oh wow”. Some people inflate this moment as a sign of first love, some dismiss…

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Let the Past Die: Generational Conflict in Rian Johnson Films

In his recent features, Rian Johnson has weaved generational conflict into stories that feel universal and current; be it in a futuristic Kansas or a galaxy far far away.

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‘Uncut Gems’ (2020) and the Power of Flat Arcs

Uncut Gems is a beautiful mess, twisting and turning as warring factions scheme over a gemstone, but this isn’t what Uncut Gems is about. It’s about the gambling addiction of its protagonist Howard Ratner.

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The Way Forward is Through the Star Wars Animated Series

Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Rebels, and Resistance each uniquely and artfully weave together the heartwarming, humorful, tragic, and mythological. These series so fully embody exactly what it means to be a part of the Star Wars universe.

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‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ and Its Failure to Reach a Cathartic Ending Through Reylo

This article contains spoilers for The Rise of Skywalker.  Since the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the final film in the “Skywalker Saga”, the internet has been ablaze in untangling its divisiveness. The reception to the J.J. Abrams-directed feature has been mixed at best, however, most critics agree that the film is…

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Who Is Rey? – Why ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ (2019) Rey Reveal Is A Huge Missed Opportunity

When it comes to the Star Wars sequel trilogy, whether intentionally or not, the question “Who is Rey?” has become one of the biggest, most contentious talking points in the fandom.

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The Best Antagonists of the Decade

Along with seeing an influx of ‘Best of’ lists reflecting on the past 12 months, most critic sites are also reflecting on the past ten years as we head into a new decade. Whilst everyone is debating what the best films and performances were, we wanted to focus on a factor that has changed dramatically…

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