George Lucas was heavily inspired by Akira Kurosawa for the original Star Wars movies. In Rogue One, directed by Gareth Edwards, we can still see the deep influence of the legendary Japanese director's Samurai films.
We explore Hitchcock's concept of the MacGuffin and how it lives on in movies today.
Jar Jar Binks was created in an attempt to appeal to children and provide "The Phantom Menace" with comic relief, a decision that alienated Star Wars fans and clashed with the film's dark and political subject matter.
The excessively harsh backlash against the prequels has led to a safely nostalgic, fan-pleasing film in "The Force Awakens." Will the next two films go further in their experimentation?
[SPOILERS] "The Force Awakens" revives the spirit, look, and cast of the original trilogy. Abrams evidently learned from the failures of the prequels and returned to "Star Wars" basics.
The much beloved Han Solo may or may not be averse to the force.
"American Graffiti" served as a portrait of easygoing 1950s/early 1960s culture, but also as a eulogy for the innocent attitude of postwar America crushed by the events of the 1960s.
Why do people align with either "Star Trek" or "Star Wars?" Can the fandom not cross over?
Is "The Empire Strikes Back" definitively better than "A New Hope"? Why do most fans and critics make that claim?
Han didn't just shoot first in "A New Hope" -- he was the only one who fired. But in later versions, adjustments to the scene made that fact untrue, spawning a whirlwind of rage from dedicated "Star Wars" fans.