Rian Johnson

Feature: With The Last Jedi, has Rian Johnson shown he can helm a full Star Wars trilogy?

December 19, 2017

This piece contains spoilers regarding Star Wars: The Last Jedi.... Continue Reading

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Film Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (USA, 2017) is loaded with emotional battles to win and lose

December 14, 2017

With every new Star Wars film comes the obvious comparisons to its predecessors. Yes there are epic space battles between X-Wings and Tie Fighters. Yes there are wild twirling lightsaber fights. And most importantly there is the deep, spiritual and emotional journey of our characters (some more than others). These have always and will always be the staple of Star Wars films. Where director Rian Johnson succeeds is in trying to balance the good versus evil and the light versus the dark and for a film in the middle of a trilogy that can be tricky. And oddly enough it’s the middle of this movie that seems to be unsettled whilst its beginning and ends seem to stick the landing. ... Continue Reading

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Star Wars Episode VIII will start from the moment The Force Awakens left off

July 18, 2016

While this year’s Star Wars Celebration Europe has given out relatively little details on 2017’s Episode VIIIfocusing primarily on Rouge One, due out later this year – the film’s director Rian Johnson, accompanied by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, did give us some new information about the film during their panel on the future of the film franchise.... Continue Reading

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Star Wars Episode VIII rumored to film in Alice Springs

April 12, 2016

At least some part of Rian Johnson’s follow-up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set to be filmed on the outskirts of Australia’s own Alice Springs, according to rumors circulating today.... Continue Reading

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