'Rogue One' Is Carefully And Wonderfully Made

Sometimes, the more you love something, the harder it is to say why. “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” has been on mind frequently since it came out at the end of last year, but writing about it has repeatedly defeated me – in large part, I suspect, because it's hard for me to look at it through a critical lens. Sure, I understand on an academic level that the film has problems – the...

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Star Wars Holiday Special: Itchy Reflections

For “The Star Wars Holiday Special,” the most infamous piece of Star Wars media, the Ryans and Bethany decided to watch together, each of them for the first time. What follows isn't so much of a review as it is a reflection on Star Wars' secret brother that George Lucas never told you about. Each writer focused on one or...

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Review: 'A New Hope' is all you really need

We're finally here. We made it past the Star Wars saga of the aughts and the cartoons of the whatever-we're-calling-this-decade. We've sufficiently been set up to understand exactly the events that caused the war, the rebellion, and the Galactic Empire. And thus we continue to “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope,” formerly known just as “Star Wars,” the story...

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