Composer John Williams turns 86 today, which by happy coincidence is the same day millions of viewers will be celebrating the themes he wrote for the Olympics.
‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ definitely looks like a Star Wars movie. They got that right for sure. The ships, the costumes, the settings, all of it screams a galaxy far, far away.
Washington Post’s Alexandra Petri joins Ben Domenech on Federalist Radio to discuss what loved and hated about the newest Star Wars movie.
Luke Skywalker could be the hero of the story, except for him there were no stakes. There is no risk, and without risk, there is no glory.
Deeper cultural problems led us to our current state of political crisis, and it’s just about everybody’s fault.
From a strict movie point of view, it’s a hot mess. Despite that, this movie moved me as few have done in recent memory.
‘The Last Jedi’ may be best summed up as a cinematic act of demolition. Disney has declared war on the past, on teachers, and on the idea of extraordinary heroes.
‘The Last Jedi’ is the Star Wars movie we wanted, the one we needed, and absolutely more than we deserved.
‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ is an egregiously bad movie: Poorly written, badly directed, lazily acted, and bombastically grating in both sound and image.
From the early reactions I saw online, I expected ‘The Last Jedi’ to be the best Star Wars movie since ‘Empire Strikes Back.’ That it is not.
The Last Jedi explores the nature and purpose of the force in the universe, but is distracted with drab and childish conflict between characters you don’t really care about.
Listen to this episode of Federalist Radio Hour for a spoiler free preview of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and what Disney has in store for the franchise.
The CFPB’s Harry-Potter-styled rebellion of mid-level bureaucrats seems a lot less like Dumbledore’s Army and a lot more like Dolores Umbridge.
Like the trailers for ‘The Force Awakens,’ the most recent ‘Last Jedi’ trailer offers us themes but not plot details. So what has director Rian Johnson cooked up for us?
Previous Star Trek series had a problem with overly utopian idealism. Now the problem is that they’ve beaten all of it out of the franchise.
The Russo brothers have made memorable films as part of the ‘Avengers’ series. Disney should let them take over ‘The Last Jedi.’
There’s nothing revolutionary about riding a tide of pro-feminist fervor. Fans are right to defend the legacy of ‘Doctor Who,’ even if he’s male.
Senior Contributor Daniel Payne dishes on his cooking, parenting, and controversial opinions on the Federalist Radio Hour.
We all love to watch films about troubled human beings who struggle with their sin, and ultimately find redemption. Because ultimately, they offer us hope.
By the simple fact of making and continuing to make so much money, ‘Star Wars’ became the film everyone wanted to make again.
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