I don’t want to be too harsh on this film and it would be very easy to tear it to pieces. It’s obviously not good, with a lot of footage from previous films and an anti-bullying message which is subtle as a sledgehammer, but it was obviously made for no money and at least it’s only 69 minutes long.
On the surface, there’s not a lot going on in Roma. The central character is fairly passive and there’s no plot to speak of. And yet I was glued to the screen from start to finish, but I can’t entirely explain why I was so engrossed.
It looks stunning of course, but there’s a lot more to it than that. Just watch it!
Despite the fan backlash, Thr Last Jedi is a rousing success. Avoiding the criticisms which plagued The Force Awakens - too much of a rehash, too nostalgic, not enough Luke - Rian Johnson's entry is keen to lay its own path right from the outset, going in a number of surprising and unexpected directions.
First off, the development of the characters is fascinating to watch; Luke's gone all reclusive, Kylo Ren even more unpredictable and dangerous and the development of…