Category Archives: Star Wars

My Favourite Track: The Force Awakens (2015)

Welcome to my favourite track, a new series of blog posts dedicated to a piece of film music that has moved me enough to get off the proverbial couch and madly type at the keyboard. From snappy songs to stupendous … Continue reading

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Review: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

In A New Hope, when Han Solo describes the Millennium Falcon, he says “she’s got it where it counts.” The same could be said of The Rise of Skywalker- an occasionally frustrating and erratic film. However, in its best moments, … Continue reading

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Editorial: Why I Love Star Wars

Star Wars is a cinematic bedtime story that I’ve enjoyed since the age of seven. My introduction to the series was a 1995 trailer on the Power Rangers: The Movie VHS. The fast flurry of images that highlighted parts of … Continue reading

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Editorial: My Top Five Star Wars Scenes (The Skywalker Saga)

5) I think I just blasted it In a sequence that lovingly embraces George Lucas’ infamous “Faster, more intense” direction: Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia find themselves trapped in a section of the Death Star, with Stormtroopers shooting from above … Continue reading

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200th Post Special: My Top Ten Favourite Films

10) Rashomon (1950) Akira Kurosawa’s mesmerising tale about the subjective accounts of a murdered Samurai introduced the world to Japanese Cinema. Its imprint can still be traced in films as diverse as The Last Jedi and Isle of Dogs. As … Continue reading

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Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

One of the many reasons why Star Wars has endured is because George Lucas’ cinematic space saga has portrayed burgeoning adolescence with touching sincerity and universality. As the Disney era has worn on, the spirit of this mantra has lingered … Continue reading

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