Tag Archives: George Lucas

American Graffiti: One Last Night

WHERE WERE YOU IN ’62? Years ago, when I wrote my review for Falkenberg Farewell (2006), an internationally little-known Swedish film that did very well among Swedish critics but perhaps not anywhere else, I made plenty of references to my own life as a teenager in my hometown. But I failed to mention American Graffiti, … Continue reading American Graffiti: One Last Night

Star Wars Teasers – Now and Then

“There’s been an awakening… have you felt it?” After an amazing build-up today that felt like the entire Internet was standing still in anticipation of the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we finally got to see what all the fuss was about… and it was beautiful to behold. Just listening to the … Continue reading Star Wars Teasers – Now and Then

Beverly Hills Cop III

IN FOR THE RIDE OF HIS LIFE. When Axel Foley’s (Eddie Murphy) boss is murdered in Detroit, he goes back to Beverly Hills to bring the killer, a security head for an amusement park, to justice. A decade after the first movie came the third one and not much has changed – except that the story … Continue reading Beverly Hills Cop III

Star Wars Episode I: Vader’s Boyhood Years

EVERY GENERATION HAS A LEGEND. EVERY JOURNEY HAS A FIRST STEP. EVERY SAGA HAS A BEGINNING. According to Merriam Webster, the word “anticipation” means among other things “pleasurable expectation”. They might as well have included an image of the poster for this film, the fourth in the Star Wars series, the first in chronological order. George Lucas … Continue reading Star Wars Episode I: Vader’s Boyhood Years

Star Wars: One Force to Rule Them All

A LONG TIME AGO IN A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY… Many people of my age grew up watching the Star Wars franchise. I never did; my movie nerd era didn’t begin until I was 16 and that’s probably when I saw those films. I understood why they had been so popular with young audiences and liked them … Continue reading Star Wars: One Force to Rule Them All

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

THE SAGA IS COMPLETE. With this third entry in the second series of Star Wars films, George Lucas closed in on the original series – not just in terms of story but also quality. The Clone Wars that began in the last film is coming to an end and Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) and Anakin … Continue reading Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

A JEDI SHALL NOT KNOW ANGER. NOR HATRED. NOR LOVE. The second Star Wars movie in the second series brings us ten years into the future after the events in The Phantom Menace (1999). The foundation to Anakin’s fall is laid during his teens when he grows arrogant and opens himself up to the forces of evil. Meanwhile, the … Continue reading Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones