Rogue One A Star Wars Story – It’s the galaxy you know and love with

Rogue One A Star Wars Story – It’s the galaxy you know and love with

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away  there was Rogue One A Star Wars Story. Not the actual Star Wars story, of course, the one about Jedi Knights and galactic emperors with quasi-mystical powers, the next instalment of which won’t be along until this time next year. But a Star Wars story nonetheless, about people who don’t have quasi-mystical powers and have never done the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs,…

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Lady Bird is more than just one of the best movies of 2017

Lady Bird is more than just one of the best movies of 2017

Greta Gerwig’s solo directorial debut is a pitch-perfect coming-of-age comedy, starring Saoirse Ronan. The French philosopher Simone Weil wrote often of attention as a kind of spiritual discipline. Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity, she wrote in her notebooks, an idea she later would continue to develop, eventually concluding that attention presupposes faith and love. In a Q&A section during a festival screening of her masterful solo directorial debut Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig quoted…

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Pixar’s Coco sings a high-spirited but faltering tune at times

Pixar’s Coco sings a high-spirited but faltering tune at times

Can a person honor his family and pursue his dreams at the same time? That is the question at the heart of Coco, a whimsical and high-spirited romp through the underworld from Pixar Animation Studios. The tale of 12-year-old boy, Miguel Rivera, is an aspiring guitarist with a song in his heart and stardom on his mind. But to realize his destiny he must defy the wishes of his close-knit Mexican family, which, for reasons…

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