Daily Archives

December 12, 2017

#BlockbusterBeat by Matt Lynch Film

Star Wars: The Last Jedi | Rian Johnson

December 12, 2017

Perhaps in answer to fans who complained that The Force Awakens was just a collection of rehashed elements and nostalgia with a shiny paint job, Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi, the might-be Empire Strikes Back of this new trilogy, is the most unusual and stealthily satisfying Star Wars-anything since at least 1983. It similarly opens on a breathless battle that could serve as a climax to any of these entries, but Empire‘s perfect romantic adventure has been replaced by a ramshackle narrative…

Continue Reading

In Review | Online film and music criticism