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 […]

Five Most — Manic Pixie Dream Girls

An article in today’s New York Times Sunday Styles section got me thinking about the indie-film phenomenon of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl: a young woman who’s beautiful and quirky and perfect in the eyes of the lovestruck, mixed-up guy who falls for her. She’s been prominent in the past decade or so, but you […]