Monday, November 24 2014
The Star Wars universe is a microcosmical example of the long-standing battle over the necessity of narrativity in shaping our lives.
Sunday, March 22 2009
The first part of PopMatters' look back at the films of 1999 is bookended by the long awaited return of two cinematic auteurs of wildly different styles, Terrence Malick and George Lucas.
Wednesday, May 18 2005
For all its lavish effects, Sith's primary purpose is to showcase Anakin's dilemma.
Thursday, May 23 2002
So in a post-September 11th world replete with conflicts from Afghanistan to continuous Palestinian-Israeli disputes, the lines between good and evil often seem blurry, and the cut-and-dry antics of galactic warriors instill a sense of hope, a realization of what morality should be. Who would've thought that the likes of Yoda, Obi Wan Kenobi and Chewbacca would serve as heroes for a celluloid generation whose sense of a world order would become crystal clear as a result of a few fictional characters?"
Tuesday, May 14 2002
There are so very many characters playing central roles in the second half of the series, and accounting for all of their geneses is tricky indeed.
Friday, January 13 2012
Red Tails' red carpet.
Thursday, January 6 2011
It was announced yesterday that the Star Wars franchise is finally coming to Blu-ray. Let the (already in progress) geek kvetching begin (again).
Tuesday, June 29 2010
Who really cares if Han Solo shot first? The passionate protesters in this nerdcore documentary do – and they make a credible case for why it matters.