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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:35 pm 
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A thread to articles or reviews that you think are particularly good.


FilmCritHulk, writing about Rey's parents and how that reveal shapes the meaning of the series, on his blog: The Force Belongs To Us: The Last Jedi's beautiful refocusing of Star Wars

Sean Fennessey at The Ringer, on Kylo Ren: ‘The Last Jedi’ Has Something That No Other Franchise Can Claim

Dave Schilling reviewing the film for Birth.Movies.Death: STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI review: The STAR WARS film that finally lives up to EMPIRE STRIKES BACK


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:04 pm 
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I liked this one when I read it on Wednesday, but may have changed my mind since. I'll reread tomorrow to see.


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This from Rooster Teeth was excellent. http://www.roosterteeth.com/post/51552869

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I am dimly aware of them existing (long story) and the first two words of the headline are incorrectly hyphenated so I can't take it seriously.


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I wrote my thoughts down here. I wouldn’t presume to say it’s particularly good or critical, but anyway, there you have it.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:39 pm 
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I'm largely in agreement with Walter Chaw over at Film Freak Central, which isn't always the case, but I love his prose all the same: http://www.filmfreakcentral.net/ffc/2017/12/star-wars-the-last-jedi.html


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This was a good thing to read today, my third day at IHOP. Thanks.


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Just two secs...


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:35 am 
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Siddhant Adlakha for Birth.Movies.Death on Canto Bight

David Ehrlich for Indiewire on the lessons The Last Jedi has for franchise filmmaking

Not a work of criticism, but an interview. Jen Yamato speaks to Rian about some specific choices. LA Times.


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Thanks Dayglo

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https://www.theverge.com/2017/12/24/16766588/the-last-jedi-poe-dameron-star-wars

Easily my favorite.

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Toxic Masculinity Is the True Villain of Star Wars: The Last Jedi


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https://www.inverse.com/article/39508-star-wars-last-jedi-luke-skywalker-reading-books?utm_campaign=organic&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=inverse-ent

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I've seen a few good video essays now that the film has been out on home release for a little while!

In Defence of The Last Jedi by FilmJoy

The Ideology of the First Order by Lindsay Ellis

Why I Love The Last Jedi by Shaun (Note: Shaun's isn't really a "video essay" so much as its a spoken, casual monologue that sometimes uses images to underscore a point)

The Last Jedi and the 7 Basic Questions of Narrative Drama by Just Write

Also, I loved this essay about TLJ's role in coming to terms with loss:

My Mom Died on May the 4th. ‘The Last Jedi’ Taught Me How to Move On. by Lindsey Romain


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It’s crazy to me that there’s an article called “in defense of the last Jedi” a movie that is almost universally beloved, especially by critics. I’m on the record on here as having not liked it, but I know I’m wrong and hate everyone who agrees with me.


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