— T2 Trainspotting

If you loved “Trainspotting,” well … here it is again. Danny Boyle’s sequel to his generation-defining 1996 film offers more of the same, for better and for worse. An opportunity to wallow in grimy nostalgia seems to be its sole purpose. It’s got all of the director’s visual verve, but it lacks a real narrative […]

Revisiting Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith

We finally reached the end of our “Star Wars” journey tonight. After showing Nicolas the first five films in George Lucas’ saga in the order they were released, we wrapped up with “Episode III — Revenge of the Sith.” I hadn’t seen the finale since it first came out in 2005 and was surprised at […]

Revisiting Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones

So my kid is super into the “Star Wars” movies these days. This was a good thing when we were watching the first trilogy — a thrill to see these iconic films through his 4-year-old eyes — but has proven to be an endurance test now that we’re slogging through the prequels. I gave in […]