Sunday, December 22, 2019

Critically Acclaimed #107 | Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Cats, 1917 and Little Women!

STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER is such an enormous motion picture, for better or worse, that we have to save it for last!  

This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review the baffling new big budget musical CATS, the ambitious new World War I thriller 1917, Greta Gerwig's superlative new adaptation of LITTLE WOMEN, and - in a spoiler-free review, followed by a review full of spoilers - the ninth official chapter in the STAR WARS saga! 

Cats - 2:47 
1917 - 32:31
Little Women - 50:24
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (No Spoilers) - 1:11:49
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Spoilers) - 1:42:23

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  1. I am reading your post for the first time. But absolutely this a great blog post. First, a seemingly controversial opinion: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is a good movie. A good movie—not a good film. ... There are films that qualify as movies and movies that qualify as films, but Rise of Skywalker is definitely a movie. That's not meant as an insult.

    - Veronica Segura

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  3. A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away a company called Uncle Milton created a ton of amazingly fun and educational Toys from star wars.