Posts Tagged ‘a new hope’

[Voices; English version] Daveigh Chase (Chihiro), Suzanne Pleshette (Yubaba). Screenplay by Hayao Miyazaki. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Rating: PG. Running time: 125 minutes. Twice now I have seen Spirited Away, and twice I am reluctant to write anything about it and confess I am lost for understanding words. Only this, 2001 and Synecdoche have done […]


Liam Neeson (Qui-Gon Jinn), Ewan McGregor (Obi-Wan Kenobi), Natalie Portman (Queen Amidala / Padmé), Jake Lloyd (Anakin Skywalker). Screenplay by George Lucas. Directed by George Lucas. Rating: U. Running time: 136 minutes. The Phantom Menace gives us Lucas in the modern era, and that means at least on one front he’s allowed to be at […]


Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), Michael Gambon (Albus Dumbledore), Gary Oldman (Sirius Black). Screenplay by Steve Kloves. Directed by Alfonso Cuarón. Rating: PG. Running time: 125 minutes. Wow! This is magical. And I’m not just making an obvious statement there about the fact this is a Harry Potter […]


Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Carlrissian). Screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and George Lucas. Directed by Richard Marquand. Rating: U. Running time: 134 minutes. So the third episode arrived, and with it the confrontation the whole series had been working towards. After years of plotting […]


Harrison Ford (Indiana Jones), Karen Allen (Marion Ravenwood), John Rhys-Davies (Sallah), Paul Freeman (Dr. René Bellog). Screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Rating: PG. Running time: 115 minutes. Everyone’s not only supposed to love this one, but they’re supposed to love it the most. Unfortunately I definitely cannot associate myself with the latter […]


Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian). Screenplay by Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan. Directed by Irvin Kershner. Rating: U. Running time: 124 minutes. Round two, and the galaxy far, far away has suddenly got a whole lot darker. Gone is the warmth of the […]


Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Alec Guinness (Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi). Written by George Lucas. Directed by George Lucas. Rating: U. Running time: 121 minutes. What a world (or should I say galaxy?). Just how on earth does a film make ‘names’ like C3-PO and R2-D2 become common knowledge? […]