The script is sometimes wanting, but Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is a fun conclusion to the movie saga.
Writer-director Rian Johnson honors the franchise’s long history of pedagogy.
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue
“You’ve felt betrayed but found that the movie was loyal after all. You’ve cared about blatantly artificial characters. You’ve regained some of your humanity, and some of your faith in it.”
New films by Kirby Dick, Steven Soderbergh, Olivier Assayas, Atom Egoyan, Carlos Saura, and Rian Johnson.
“Brick” director Rian Johnson talks about his new caper film “The Brothers Bloom,” starring Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel Weisz and Rinko Kikuchi, at two Landmark screenings Saturday.
The Brothers Bloom, Rian Johnson’s follow-up to his oddball noir Brick, premieres at the Toronto film festival.
Rian Johnson re-creates the moral anarchy of a Dashiell Hammett mystery in a modern high school.