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A Star Wars Story

A Star Wars Story

When I saw reviews of The Rise of Skywalker saying that it had “walked back” much of what made The Last Jedi so interesting, my sudden protectiveness of that film surprised me. Why I was I so loyal to it? It was a big corporate franchise picture; it didn’t need my help. And then, I remembered what the film had given me. I’m in a much better place now than I was when I first saw the film, which is…

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ROGUE ONE, hope, and the urban-rural divide

ROGUE ONE, hope, and the urban-rural divide

  “Well there are certain sections of New York, Major, that I wouldn’t advise you to try to invade.” Like a lot of people, my husband and I saw Rogue One last night in an effort to stave off the Sarlacc pit of panic opening its devouring maw beneath our feet and ensnaring the totality of 2016 in its twisting tentacles. I went in expecting a story plagued by re-shoots, a film about defeating fascists that Disney executive Bob Iger…

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