Archives for Luke Skywalker

Cine-Ween: THE VILLAIN OF A THOUSAND MASKS

In early 1946, the town of Texarkana, Texas, was terrorized by a series of violent assaults and murders. Young couples parked at secluded lanes were accosted by a pistol-wielding figure – the first couple survived and escaped; the second and third were brutally executed. Town stores sold out of guns and ammunition. Doors were locked at night. Hot-blooded young vigilantes would pose as parking lovers in the hopes of luring the killer in for execution. The crimes were dubbed “The Texarkana Moonlight Murders” – one of the first serial killing sprees to capture the attention of the American mass media.
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Move Forward, We Must: What THE LAST JEDI Tells Us About Letting Go of the Past

Fair warning: this isn’t going to be a typical review of The Last Jedi. I’m not going into plotlines or performances or whether or not I think it’s an overall good or bad film. I’m not going to focus on whether or not it should be Star Wars canon, nor am I going to focus on either enabling or disproving fanboy complaints. What I do want to pursue here is a discussion of what makes this film important, and as we’ve now had time to sit with it and reflect since it’s been in the box office for a few
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