Me vs. watching movies other than Star Wars challenge
I can say, without any hint of irony, this provided exactly the emotional catharsis I wanted from Rise of Skywalker. Of course it is overloaded with nostalgia, but its emphasis was on Rey and her love for her friends, which is what the sequel trilogy has always been about for me.
Plus seeing Rey interact with ANH and ROTJ Luke was literally my biggest nerd fantasy come to life.
I have been at TIFF all weekend and have been too tired to write anything on the movies I’ve seen. I’ll get to it when I get back home.
I feel responsible for letting people know how absolutely twisted and FANTASTIC this movie is. Claire Denis injects a sci-fi film about isolation in space (a story done quite often) with such chaos, graphic violence, and disturbing imagery. The visuals creep under your skin until you’re left with nothing but…
I saw a person write the other day that The Force Awakens changed the way they watch movies. It’s a sentiment I didn’t know I agreed with until I read it. Prior to TFA, I watched movies on a surface level; I reveled in the magic on screen, fell in love with hundreds of characters, and was obsessed with hundreds of movies. I’ve loved movies my whole life but The Force Awakens made me fall in love with how movies…