The emotionally resonant tale of a poor, kind-hearted clown who is terrorized by a group of insensitive children . . .
'Rogue One' is the Star Wars movie I was expecting to get for years, but didn't quite get with 'The Force Awakens': an aesthetically gritty, thematically compelling and visceral throwback that has its visual routes planted just as much in the Star Wars video games as in the original film trilogy. This is a Star Wars for 2016, with excellent CGI, rampant, tragic character deaths and a smooth, somewhat faded color palette that evokes a lived-in, authentic vibe. 'The Force…
"We only appreciate the present when it has become the past."
David behind the glass, motionless, thoughtless, lifeless. The universe in abstract, lines, dots, circles, crumbling to ethereal bits. The memories of the dead floating here and there untethered, lost, searching for a home.
The present and the future colliding.
All these images will be stuck inside my first generation brain for a long, long time.