(almost a year later) the rise of skywalker

Fine. (Let me be abundantly clear: I still hate this movie.) … I think. a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away: I saw Rise of Skywalker for the first and (until very recently) only time on opening night last December. And I’ve written about this before, but I needed it too much.Continue reading “(almost a year later) the rise of skywalker”

ask not what your star wars can do for you

Hey Star Wars, It’s me, again. It’s Dani. So, I feel like I’ve been kind of a jerk to you for the past couple of months, and I’m here to make peace. The night that I saw Rise of Skywalker… it was in the middle of one of the most complicated weeks of my life to date.Continue reading “ask not what your star wars can do for you”

i’m not ready, or: ben solo deserved better, or: yes, i’m still upset about this

Let me be upfront: I only saw Rise of Skywalker once. Because I really, really hated it. (So, forgive me if I do not eloquently cite my sources here, okay? Okay.) But, today, I find myself Google-ing, “When can I watch Rise of Skywalker on Disney+?” DAMN YOU, MOUSE. Because, OKAY, FINE. There were a few moments I liked,Continue reading “i’m not ready, or: ben solo deserved better, or: yes, i’m still upset about this”

thoughts on rise of skywalker

Spoilers ahead for Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. *** First of all, first of all, first of all, and most importantly of all: If you enjoyed RoS, I am truthfully so happy for you. This is supposed to be about fun and joy, and, if that’s what you got, I am thrilled for you.Continue reading “thoughts on rise of skywalker”

whatever else happens tomorrow, or a prayer on star wars eve

Let us be kind to one another. Let us be kind to creators and performers and everyone who must have poured their hearts and souls into this massive, impossible thing. Let us remember that we are owed nothing, and that artists exist to create art, and not necessarily to please us. Let us be inContinue reading “whatever else happens tomorrow, or a prayer on star wars eve”

in which it’s about a month until the rise of skywalker, and, unsurprisingly, i have a lot of feelings

I really hate when things end. I still remember just about everything about where I was when I first saw the initial trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. I had been tasked to write about the experience for the Atlanta-based variety show Scene Missing Presents. I remember my heart pounding, my palmsContinue reading “in which it’s about a month until the rise of skywalker, and, unsurprisingly, i have a lot of feelings”