Review: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Director: J.J. Abrams Stars: Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega You could feel it coming; a disturbance in the force. Gradually, as the press junkets for The Rise of Skywalker began, different members of the cast started speaking fondly of how Abrams' return felt so welcome. Abrams himself joined the fray. You could sense the urge … Continue reading Review: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Director: Rian Johnson Stars: Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver J.J. Abrams may take his expected executive producer credit on Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but he never could have made it. This despite the movie opening with one of his trademark lens flares. No, this is Rian Johnson's film through and through. It's wantonly idiosyncratic, … Continue reading Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Review: Detroit

Director: Kathryn Bigelow Stars: John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith Following a vibrant if tonally skewed animated opening that cliff notes African-American history leading up to our story, Bigelow thrusts us into the first day of the 1967 race riots in Detroit, mimicking the role of documentary filmmaker, painstakingly setting the scene for the violence … Continue reading Review: Detroit

Review: Star Wars – The Force Awakens

This is one of the toughest reviews I've chosen to write for this blog. How to position my stance on the hugely hyped and already widely loved latest entry in the Goliath Star Wars franchise? A film which, for a while there, didn't seem likely to exist at all. Reviewing The Force Awakens requires being cagey … Continue reading Review: Star Wars – The Force Awakens