Rise of Skywalker changed the meaning of Return of the Jedi, and added depth to what balance really means.Read more "The Circle is Now Complete (and so is the prophecy!)"
The balance of the Force is a tricky idea, but it may have finally been resolved.Read more "A Final Word on Balance and the Skywalkers"
What is the trilogy of trilogies is saying. What’s the bigger picture?Read more "The Trilogy of Trilogies and What It All Means"
The debate of “greatest” Jedi will never end, but we may have known the answer for years.Read more "Leia: The Greatest Jedi of All-Time (?)"
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"
Rey’s arc has come to a conclusion. So, what is the “Rey Way”?Read more "The Rey Way"
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"