All posts tagged star wars

Solo: A Star Wars Story Review

Han Solo is one of Star Wars’s most iconic characters. Harrison Ford’s portrayal of the cynic with a noble streak was career defining and shaped the franchise’s storyline. For this […]

My Top 5 Films of 2017 – Anna McKibbin

2017 has been an exciting year for film goers. Films are increasingly becoming more inclusive- ready to embrace unusual stories and identities. My list of favourite films partially reflects a […]

In Defense of Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Reflecting on Rian Johnson’s Film as an Allegory for the Toxicity of Expectation

WARNING: FULL SPOILERS FOR STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI BELOW After two years of nervous anticipation, Rian Johnson’s newest entry into the Star Wars canon brings us the scene we’d […]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review – Rian Johnson Balances the Cultural Force of the Star Wars Mythos, With This Divisive Yet Original Entry in the Skywalker Saga

In 2015, Kathleen Kennedy and J.J. Abrams gave us Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a film that brought George Lucas’ vision of a galaxy far, far away back to the […]

In the beginning

When I first heard of feminism, I thought it was about a group of aggressive, man hating women who thought that women were superior to men. Of course, I was […]

Waiting for Gadot: Wonder Woman and the Problem with Movie Franchises

In Samuel Becket’s famous play Waiting for Godot, Vladimir and Estragon wait in an empty road next to a single bare tree for Godot to arrive – Waiting in an […]

In Space, No One Will Hear Star Wars Fans’ Scream: Why the Alien Franchise needs to Lead Science Fiction filmmaking

WARNING: SPOILERS FOR ALIEN: COVENANT AHEAD Following the release of Alien: Covenant and Ridley Scott’s assertion that he’d like to continue building this franchise, it would seem to take precedence, […]

Why All Of Us Need To Accept That Our Mental Health Matters

Life is too short to get hung upon what other people think of us. I know that’s easier said than done, but this is coming from someone who has spent […]

Superhero movies: when will it end?

The recent rise of superheroes, remakes and sequels in the last 20 years is undeniable. Most people are either in two camps about this: you’re either welcoming the growing universe […]