How, in trying to resolve one major plot hole, ‘Rogue One’ kills one of the secret joys of ‘Star Wars.’
Author Archive | Justin Jagoe
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The most common criticism of ‘The Force Awakens’ is its familiarity, but it has something to say about the stories we’ve heard a million times.
Triple-header reviews, including Yorgos Lanthimos’ latest ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer!’
‘Revenge of the Sith’ is the final film of a director who is seldom thought of, first and foremost, as a director.
Reviews for ‘The Meyerowitz Stories,’ ‘The Transfiguration,’ and ‘Manifesto.’
How the favored Star Wars composer tries to save ‘Attack of the Clones’ from itself.
Reviews of the Netflix Original series ‘Mindhunter,’ plus the Portugese thriller ‘The Ornithologist.’
‘The Phantom Menace’ could have been a great prologue. But its inconsistent approach results in fundamental missteps.
A classic review of Kurosawa’s ‘High and Low,’ plus reviews of ‘American Made’ and ‘Blade Runner 2049’
Return of the Jedi has become a warning for movies wishing to age well.
A lengthy deep-dive into Stalker, arguably the greatest film of Andrei Tarkovsky.
The ‘Empire Strikes Back’ villain is guilty of betrayal, murder and worse. But there’s one aspect of his villainy that often goes unexplored.
reviews of Darren Aronofsky’s ‘mother!’ and the Safdie brothers’ ‘Good Time.’
‘Star Wars’ is loaded with spectacular moments and mind-blowing special effects. But your eyes aren’t what draw you into the universe.
An eighties double-header! A Blind Spot review of the cult classic WarGames and a reconsideration of the Oscar winner Gandhi.
In the lead-up to ‘The Last Jedi,’ Introducing a collection of daily essays on each of the ‘Star Wars’ movies.
Some quick take reviews, followed by a featured discussion of Hitchcock’s silent-era classic ‘The Lodger.’
A review of the Humphrey Bogart classic ‘In a Lonely Place,’ along with a quick review of the latest ‘Game of Thrones’ season.
With our Summer Movies Recap, Quick Take reviews of Dunkirk, Valerian, A Ghost Story, and more!