The Last Jedi Takes Star Wars to a Fantastic New Level

Days removed from seeing Star Wars: The Last Jedi, I still can’t believe it’s a real movie. I can’t believe what writer-director Rian Johnson did: He took all of our preconceived notions of what a Star Wars movie is and evolved them. The movie is genuinely shocking at times—multiple times—but it also feels fully…

A Curious Addition to Rey and Kylo Ren's Official Bios Could Be the Key to Star Wars' Future

Warning: This could be nothing or it could be everything. Sometime in the past few months, the official Star Wars database entries for Rey and Kylo Ren were updated. Admittedly these get updated fairly regularly, adding detail as plot points slide from being considered spoilers to becoming simple facts. But these last…

The Director of Midnight Special Wishes You'd Stop Calling It a Spielberg Homage

Everybody’s been calling Midnight Special an homage to Steven Spielberg. But director Jeff Nichols didn’t plan it that way, which he was keen to make clear the moment we sat down to talk about the film. Sure, Midnight Special, which expands wide this weekend, owes some of its DNA to Spielberg’s work like ET and Close…