On growing up, and being grown, with the most popular film series of all time. The final Essays on Star Wars installment.
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How, in trying to resolve one major plot hole, ‘Rogue One’ kills one of the secret joys of ‘Star Wars.’
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.
How the favored Star Wars composer tries to save ‘Attack of the Clones’ from itself.
‘The Phantom Menace’ could have been a great prologue. But its inconsistent approach results in fundamental missteps.
Return of the Jedi has become a warning for movies wishing to age well.
The ‘Empire Strikes Back’ villain is guilty of betrayal, murder and worse. But there’s one aspect of his villainy that often goes unexplored.
‘Star Wars’ is loaded with spectacular moments and mind-blowing special effects. But your eyes aren’t what draw you into the universe.
In the lead-up to ‘The Last Jedi,’ Introducing a collection of daily essays on each of the ‘Star Wars’ movies.
Our Korean New Wave Marathon continues with ‘A Tale of Two Sisters’, a fascinating supernatural horror film from director Kim Ji-woon.
Shiri, the first in our Korean Wave Cinema Series, blends genre and politics in a story of identity. It’s not the most auspicious Marathon starter, but it’ll do.
In our next Film Misery Movie Marathon, we look at one of the most interesting film movements in recent memory.
Barbara Kopple’s ‘Harlan County, USA’ pushes our Classic Docs Marathon right in to the dicey realm of advocacy filmmaking with deeply affecting results.
Our next Movie Marathon into the largely underexplored – and underappreciated – realm of nonfiction film.
A look back at what might be Anderson’s most underappreciated work.
Our next Marathon will serve as a primer on the director giving us ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ later this month.
The only thing about ‘Sleepless in Seattle,’ our first movie in our Romantic Comedy Marathon, that is more disturbing than Meg Ryan’s behavior is the fact that it all sort of works.
The Film Misery staff talks about its favorite films in the Hong Kong director’s distinguished filmography.
As our Wong Kar Wai Marathon nears its end, we attempt to find meaning in what is called the Hong Kong auteur’s “Informal Trilogy” – ‘Days of Being Wild,’ ‘In the Mood for Love,’ and ‘2046.’
Wong Kar Wai breaks very little new ground with Fallen Angels, but the old ground he retreads is nearly perfected.