The way in which we, as a community, judge and analyze Star Wars films seems to be stuck at a certain level of maturation that has dissuaded new voices entering the conversation and has actively shut out entire efforts of interpretation, application, and critical analysis. For too long now, Star Wars has been synonymous with […]Read more "Joseph Campbell is Holding You Back"
A good friend is always quick to remind me that there is a part of the Constitution that could be a smudge or a comma. Unfortunately, the meaning of this section does change depending on which one it is. It’s the perfect example of how just because things have been held as true for so […]Read more "The Dyad and the Prophecies"
Ben Solo got what he deserved in Rise of Skywalker, but not how you may think…Read more "Ben Solo Lives! (Ben Solo Lives?)"
I said many times before The Rise of Skywalker that there are some things I didn’t want to happen, but I would get over it if they were done well. One of those things was Rey being from a powerful family, especially Palpatine’s. Luckily, it was done well. She had to be a Palpatine. For starters, we […]Read more "Darkness Rises… or “Why Rey Had to be a Palpatine”"
Luke is not perfect. Shocking, though it may be, he is also human. And, on the heels of barely surviving his adventures in Return of the Jedi, he struggled to even maintain that humanity. Yet part of the essence of humanity is how we share that humanity with others, both in personal and broader relationships. […]Read more "Saving Luke: Part II"
In order to find balance, one must confront the shadow that threatens to tear it all apart.Read more "Confronting the Shadow"
JJ Abrams loves to leave clues to his mystery box. Could Pasaana mean more than we know?Read more "Why Pasaana (and Vipassana) Will Play a Huge Role in Rise of Skywalker"
Life is about choices, but fate plays a role too. What ever is a hero to do?Read more "Fate vs. Choice: The Struggle of a Hero"
A thousand years before the start of The Phantom Menace, a Sith called Darth Bane revolutionized the galaxy in creating the Rule of Two. This “policy” or philosophy, if you will, was intended to help the Sith Order survive. The Sith were fighting a war with the Jedi, yet they also were fighting themselves. This […]Read more "How We Could See the Rule of Two in Episode IX and Beyond"
“Let the past die. Kill it if you have to,” says Kylo Ren. This has become the thesis of The Last Jedi to a large swath of fandom, and that is a problem considering that Luke disproves it at the end of the film; that’s not even considering that killing his own father did not […]Read more "Past, Pain, and The Rise of Skywalker"