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Solo: A Star Wars Story

Hey, Star Wars fan? Ever wonder where Han Solo got his name from? What’s that? Not once? Well, then it’s hard to know what to make of this year’s Star Wars [copyright Walt Disney Corporation, 2018], which offers us an answer to that question, and many others, we never asked. More pressing questions, such as how Han met Chewbacca, how he got the Millennium Falcon, and does Lando Calrissian fuck droids receive answers, to varying degrees of satisfaction. As an exploration of one of the most beloved film characters ever, it's not much, but as cosplay it’s fairly impressive.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The strength of the Star Wars prequels (and, yes, there were strengths) was that George Lucas didn’t allow his fanbase to tell him what they thought Star Wars should be. The Force Awakens gave fans only things that they knew to be Star Wars™. Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi splits the difference, and is stronger for it. Though whole plot lines could be jettisoned, the core of the film, and the way it wraps up the 40-year-long journey of Luke Skywalker, make it one of the most compelling installments of a franchise we all need to stop arguing about.