Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Aaaaaand rises back up in my estimation again: a remarkable work of sci-fi classicism interested not so much in demystifying storytelling but interested in complicating ideas of legacy and filmmaking, moving away from Star Wars' blockbuster serial roots and toward something grounded closer to early Eisenstein, even Jerry Lewis, other famous filmmakers throughout history who have been interested in the richness of simplicity, in filling that simplicity and dead space with the crackling potential for something new. If anything, the fact that THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SOMETHING NEW is only strengthened in this film after seeing The Rise of Skywalker. a film that shades everything raised here in black and white. This is a very, very, very good movie, let it be known, be known.

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