The Mandalorian (2019) – Episode 1

From IMDB: “The travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic.” What I liked: The show introduces us to a brand new, mysterious lead character, played by Narcos’ Pedro Pascal. He speaks very little in this episode, adding to the mystery. The musicContinue reading “The Mandalorian (2019) – Episode 1”

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Liked: It treated outer space as if it was the ocean instead, complete with murkiness and a giant sea monster. The Empire propaganda film with Darth Vader’s Imperial March playing in the background. Lando. Lando’s droid partner L3-37. The look of the iconic Millennium Falcon and it’s evolution. Some shots and camera angles are prettyContinue reading “Solo: A Star Wars Story”

Star Wars: the Last Jedi

It’s LONG. There’s a particular sequence that I feel definitely slows down the movie. Multiple story arcs happening at the same time bog the whole thing down a bit. It’s the most artistically shot Star Wars movie that’s ever been made. #Cinema101 Rogue One had some impressive space-battle sequences, but the ones here destroy themContinue reading “Star Wars: the Last Jedi”

Rogue One: a Star Wars Story

– Goes from “just ok” to “OH MAN THIS IS KICKING ASS”. – A more “adult” (and enjoyable) Star Wars flick than “The Force Awakens”, which I felt pandered to nostalgia instead of trying to tell a good story whereas this new one… – Used nostalgia to EXPAND (key word) the film’s story and embedContinue reading “Rogue One: a Star Wars Story”