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Why Wes Anderson fans hate this AI-generated ‘Star Wars’ video

Viral on TikTok and Twitter, this Wes Anderson/'Star Wars' mash-up sparked a debate over AI cinema.

On May 1, 2023 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Why ‘Star Wars’ animation fans have mixed feelings about live-action Ahsoka

Ahsoka's upcoming Disney+ show awakened a debate about whether animation is undervalued as a medium.

On Apr 11, 2023 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Yes, that’s Lizzo in ‘The Mandalorian’

'Lizzo manifested herself in star wars.'

On Apr 5, 2023 by Michelle Jaworski

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Fans react to Jar Jar Binks actor Ahmed Best appearing in ‘The Mandalorian’

'You love to see it.'

On Mar 22, 2023 by Michelle Jaworski

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‘Rogue One’ screenwriter debunks Freddie Prinze Jr’s claim that Dave Filoni secretly directed that Darth Vader cameo

This wild claim gained traction due to speculation over who 'really' directed 'Rogue One.'

On Mar 8, 2023 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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‘The Mandalorian’ season 3 brings it back to basics

Din Djarin and Grogu have a new quest.

On Mar 1, 2023 by Michelle Jaworski

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‘The Mandalorian’ finally explains what happened to Cara Dune after Gina Carano’s firing

She probably won't be missed.

On Mar 1, 2023 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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‘The Mandalorian’ season 3’s promotion efforts tap into a schism about Star Wars storytelling

Grogu's back, but which show did you learn that from?

On Feb 20, 2023 by Michelle Jaworski

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Behind the Seams: The brilliant costume design of ‘Andor’

From Mon Mothma's chic formalwear to Syril Karn's tailored uniforms, Andor's costume design is a triumph of visual storytelling.

On Dec 30, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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How the music of ‘Andor’ pays homage to ‘The Battle of Algiers,’ a classic war movie scored by Ennio Morricone

'The Battle of Algiers' shares a lot in common with the scenes on the planet Ferrix.

On Nov 24, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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In ‘Andor’ episode 12, revolution is built on community

The season finale is another triumph for Andor's brutal, brilliant political storytelling.

On Nov 23, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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‘Andor’ episode 11 sets an ominous tone for the season finale

Over the course of season 1, 'Andor' has dismantled our expectations for what it means to 'join' the Rebellion.

On Nov 16, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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‘Andor’ episode 10 asks: How does someone become a Rebel leader?

Between Mon Mothma, Luthen Rael and Kino Loy, the show has a lot to say about leadership.

On Nov 9, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Breaking down the best line in ‘Andor’ episode 9

'Never more than 12.'

On Nov 3, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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‘Andor’ episode 9: Syril Karn is the Empire’s only true believer

Even the other Imperials don't know how to handle him.

On Nov 2, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw