Star Wars and Rogue One

Warning: the following contains minor spoilers for Rogue One.  When it comes to Star Wars, I have a terrible secret. I used to hate it. I never watched the movies as a child, and when I found them later, I thought they were boring and long. I came around eventually, of course, although I've always felt … Continue reading Star Wars and Rogue One


Heroes, Goodness, and Arrival

In an age of blockbusters, where cities are blown up on the regular and the heroes are forced to grapple with world-ending stakes instead of saving the people who are in those buildings, they tend to only come in a few different shades. For example, the reluctant hero - this hero is forced out of retirement, or pretends … Continue reading Heroes, Goodness, and Arrival