Posts tagged Lucasfilm
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

A spoiler free review of our latest journey to A Galaxy Far, Far Away.  Star Wars: The Last Jedi picks up where The Force Awakens left us.  The Resistance is having to escape and Rey has found Luke Skywalker.  Will the escape succeed?  Will Luke train Rey?  What are those Porg things?  These and many other questions may well be answered in the two and half hours of our latest adventure.

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Rogue One

Disney's newest gamble is Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, a film set between the events of Episode III and in the weeks leading up to Episode IV.  Dropping the film into the middle of the cannon is risky and needs a steady hand.  It is a gamble that has paid off, correcting the overkill of Abrams approach and shedding a new and complex light onto the heart of the rebellion.

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Nearly twenty years ago, I settled down to watch Kenneth Branagh's unabridged adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet.  I'd only ever read Hamlet in its entirety and getting comfy, I settled in for the four hours of what turned out to be one of the most beautiful films I've ever seen.  Branagh's Hamlet is utter gorgeous to look at and the cast are on top form.  Alex Thomson's camera uses every millimetre of the frame to great effect, capturing the opulence and the squalor that only nestle in great adaptations of Hamlet.  So why am I prattling on about a film that is older than most of the audience of Branagh's live action take on Disney's 1950 crown jewel, Cinderella?  Well, frankly, there are moments in Cinderella that blow me away the same way Hamlet did. 

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