I address my first controversial topic in this video essay with Star Wars: The Last Jedi. But I explain why it’s resonated so much with me since it was released.
Part of what Johnson does so well in all of his films is bringing real, modern day problems into his fictional worlds. So along with understanding Lucas’ fictional world, he understands our real one.
Rian Johnson is back to his shenanigans with Knives Out. This is a movie that manages to be both wildly entertaining and sharply-written with poignant and timely political messages.