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Star Wars The Last Jedi Review: An Introduction

When I first saw The Last Jedi, I explained that I could not review it at the time, because I wanted to see it again.  The Last Jedi is a fascinating film; to quote Red Letter Media, “it succeeds and … Continue reading

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100th Armistice Day

Today is the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, the end of the First World War.  Instead of posting music or artwork, I’ve decided to post clips of All Quiet On the Western Front and poetry from the war. Here is … Continue reading

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The Biggest Mistake Disney Made With the New Star Wars

I would say that the dust surrounding The Last Jedi has settled, but I am not entirely sure that this is true.  As I was preparing some other things I wanted to write about The Last Jedi, it suddenly dawned … Continue reading

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The Tragedy of Princess Leia’s Character

*SPOILERS*SPOILERS*SPOILERS*SPOILERS*SPOILERS*SPOILERS*SPOILERS*     I want to talk about the tragedy of Princess Leia’s character.  No, I am not talking about the fact that she Force flies in space.  Nor am I talking about the fact that she will not be … Continue reading

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Killing Sacred Cows: The Last Jedi’s Portrayal of Luke Skywalker

Oh, this post is about The Last Jedi and Jane Eyre.  Spoilers for both.     *SPOILERS*SPOILERS*SPOILERS*SPOILERS*SPOILERS*SPOILERS*SPOILERS* Almost a year ago, I addressed the Reywalker theory (the theory that Rey was Luke Skywalker’s son) by explaining the only way that … Continue reading

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Let the Past Die: The Last Jedi and Mourning the Star Wars Films We Will Never See

Let the past die.  Kill it, if you have to.  It’s the only way to become what you were meant to be. Kylo Ren speaking to Rey We are what they grow beyond. Force Ghost Yoda speaking to Luke I … Continue reading

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Charlie Chaplin Director Series: The Gold Rush

The Gold Rush is a Charlie Chaplin film about a prospector (the tramp) who travels up to Alaska to search for gold.  He experiences many dangers before eventually becoming rich and finding love. The Gold Rush actually exists in two … Continue reading

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