Ranking ‘Star Wars’: #1 – ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ Ranks Among the Best Sci-Fi Films of All-Time

Deepening and expanding the lore of any fantasy story requires commitment. Sometimes these choices to change the lore can destroy a fanbase. Other times, they can completely upend the perception of that series. For Star Wars, expectations were extremely high as it entered its second chapter. Empire Strikes Back faced the challenge of living up to … Continue reading Ranking ‘Star Wars’: #1 – ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ Ranks Among the Best Sci-Fi Films of All-Time

Ranking ‘Star Wars’ – #2 – ‘A New Hope’ Launches a Phenomenom, Based in Classic Storytelling

George Lucas had just come off the first critical and financial success of his career. American Graffiti was the first piece of nostalgia to resonate with the culture in any meaningful way. After all, the dissemination of popular culture had only really taken hold in the past thirty years with the advent of television. The movies had … Continue reading Ranking ‘Star Wars’ – #2 – ‘A New Hope’ Launches a Phenomenom, Based in Classic Storytelling