Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Everything that a fan could want from a Star Wars movie and then some.
Yes, there was a time when it seemed George Lucas might become more of a director than an entrepreneur. Steven Boone of Big Media Vandalism analyzes one neck-snapping action sequence from Lucas's first (and most adult) feature, 1971's "THX-1138," in this terrific video essay, hosted at Vinyl Is Heavy. "Low-Budget Eye-Candy" showcases a precise but unfussy directorial style that grasps "the subtleties of true film craft... and the power of its simplest tools." Here's evidence that a pursuit sequence (OK, a car chase) doesn't have to cost loads of money, or resort to frenetic cutting and camera placement, to create excitement. Writes Boone: "Post 1970's, post-MTV, post-AVID, post-Internet, post-DVD, this is what mainstream American cinema has lost."
A look at the work of John Williams outside of his greatest hits.
The RogerEbert.com picks for the ten best films of 2017.
The lists of best films of 2017.
Stop watching movies made by assholes. It'll be OK.