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What We Want from Star Wars, and Why We’ll Never Get It

People are seeking something from Star Wars. Like Luke Skywalker staring at the two suns on the horizon of Tatooine, we yearn for some vague notion of adventure, but we can’t find the words to describe it. I’m going to give you those words. Continue reading

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A Philosopher’s Review of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Prepare yourself for the most politically incorrect take you will ever see on Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It will give you a whole new perspective on the film. Continue reading

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at How I Uncover Cinematic Chiasmus

I’ve written more than a dozen articles explaining how the story structure of some special films fall into the category of Cinematic Chiasmus. These are films that unfold in a particular way in which the events in their first half … Continue reading

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My Favorite Scene in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is filled with memorable scenes. But what is the best one of the bunch? For me, it’s not the Kobayashi Maru test, nor is it Khan’s surprise attack, Kirk’s discovery of the wondrous … Continue reading

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I’ve Missed Jeff Goldblum

I didn’t realize how much I missed Jeff Goldblum’s quirky mannerisms until I watched Thor: Ragnarok. He hasn’t been in many high-profile films in the last decade or two. I know he was in the Independence Day sequel, but I … Continue reading

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Movies That Managed to Make Mediocre Songs Sound Amazing

I love movie soundtracks. I own quite a few, which I often listen to as I write. There are some tracks that I enjoy at the start, but once they reach a certain point in the song I find myself … Continue reading

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The Many Attempts to Recreate the Magic of 1982

They say you can’t go home again. But some filmmakers seem to think they can. 1982 was one of the best years for films. In fact, it was so good that many of the films from that year have been … Continue reading

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