As if we don't have enough Star Wars in our lives, I've begun work on a rather epic essay series on George Lucas' six-film opus. In light of how saturated pop culture and criticism has become with Star Wars for nearly 35 years, my goal is to offer a slightly different and perhaps fresher perspective on one of cinema's most visible works. Thus, I am currently in the midst of re-watching all of the films. I don't foresee completing this project for a few months, but in the mean time I'll be posting short reflections on each film for the next six weeks, starting today with The Phantom Menace. Keep in mind these reviews are brief critical perspectives and will likely bear little relation to how I am approaching the series in terms of the larger project. Enjoy!
Update—Below are links to my reviews for each of the six films: