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SXSW Film Festival 2018 Gallery: Isle of Dogs, Ready Player One, Star Wars, Westworld, A Quiet Place

On Friday, March 9th, South by Southwest kicked off the film portion of its conference. Once again, those iconic red carpets were rolled out in front of Austin’s half dozen theaters, inviting everyone from Wes Anderson and Emily Blunt to Jeff Goldblum and Daryl Hannah to Arnold Schwarzenegger and Rachel Bloom. While our film writers kept

SXSW Film Festival 2018 Gallery: Isle of Dogs, Ready Player One, Star Wars, Westworld, A Quiet Place

On Friday, March 9th, South by Southwest kicked off the film portion of its conference. Once again, those iconic red carpets were rolled out in front of Austin’s half dozen theaters, inviting everyone from Wes Anderson and Emily Blunt to Jeff Goldblum and Daryl Hannah to Arnold Schwarzenegger and Rachel Bloom. While our film writers kept

Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) announces new Black Star album with Talib Kweli and Madlib

One of hip-hop’s most celebrated collaborations may be in for a 2018 revival. During a surprise appearance at a Madlib DJ set in Denver on Saturday evening, Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def) revealed that he and Talib Kweli have plans for a new Black Star album this year. This September will mark the 20th anniversary

Breaking Down Star Trek: Discovery: Season One

Like many Trek series before it, Discovery’s first season has been a mish-mash of ideas, concepts and tones, the show struggling more than most of its brethren to find its place in the franchise’s vaunted legacy. At once an attempt to update the franchise to the sensibilities of modern TV (a darker tone, serialized storylines,

John Williams to write theme song for Star Wars’ Han Solo anthology film

Legendary composer John Williams will not be scoring the forthcoming Han Solo anthology, Solo: A Star Wars Story. The good news, however, is that he will be composing the film’s main theme. This news comes courtesy of Variety, who learned of Williams’ involvement during an interview about The Last Jedi. “The present plan,” he said, “is that I’m

Hope in the Shadow of the Empire: Star Wars and the Jewish Identity

Star Wars has always drawn a connection between the Empire and the Nazis. From the very beginning, the franchise presented images of Grand Moff Tarkin and his officers, replete with enforcers dubbed “stormtroopers,” wearing uniforms that likened them to the men who served Hitler. It’s a visual choice that’s meant to tell the audience who

Film Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi Moves Fast, Takes Risks, and Gets Political

Very rarely is anything ever black or white. All too often in life there’s a gray area, where nuance opens the floor for tough decisions to be made, blurring the lines between right and wrong. For the most part, Star Wars has bucked that trend, striving to be a mythologized story about good and evil