Rian Johnson

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Taika Waititi 'invited to work on new Star Wars film'
Jojo Rabbit director Waititi has been approached by Lucasfilm to join the franchise, according to the Hollywood Reporter

Andrew Pulver

17, Jan, 2020 @11:27 AM

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker review – may the ninth be with you…
JJ Abrams proves a safe pair of hands in this crowd-pleasing but unadventurous finale to the latest trilogy of the space opera

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

22, Dec, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Cats review – will haunt viewers for generations
No amount of A-list stars can save Tom Hooper’s dire adaptation

Simran Hans

21, Dec, 2019 @3:00 PM

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The 50 best films of 2019 in the UK: the full list
Our pick of the year’s top movies released in the UK reveals the end of an era, painful breakups, festive families, horrors both real and imagined, and heroes of many kinds

20, Dec, 2019 @9:36 AM

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Knives Out review – a deliciously entertaining whodunnit
Rian Johnson’s homage to Agatha Christie delivers laughs, twists and thrills with aplomb

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

01, Dec, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Knives Out review – Daniel Craig goes Columbo in Cluedo whodunnit
Craig grills an all-star lineup of suspects when a wealthy novelist is found dead in Rian Johnson’s sharp, country-house murder mystery

Peter Bradshaw

29, Nov, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Knives Out review – Rian Johnson crafts a devious meta whodunnit
The Last Jedi director lets loose with a wickedly entertaining Agatha Christie homage featuring a star-packed cast

Benjamin Lee in Toronto

08, Sep, 2019 @2:40 AM

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi abuse blamed on Russian trolls and 'political agendas'
Report finds half of negative comments aimed at Rian Johnson’s movie came from Twitter bots or trolls, indicating fan backlash was overstated

Andrew Pulver

02, Oct, 2018 @12:33 PM

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Guardians of the Galaxy cast signs open letter in support of James Gunn
Stars like Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Bradley Cooper released a joint statement calling for the director’s reinstatement after Disney fired him over offensive past tweets

Jake Nevins

30, Jul, 2018 @6:14 PM

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The Last Jedi: what would the $200m fan-funded remake look like?
An online plan to raise funds to remake the last Star Wars episode for riled-up fanboys has led to speculation over just how unhinged it could be

Stuart Heritage

25, Jun, 2018 @3:48 PM

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New Jedi mind tricks: is Star Wars morphing into 'Harry Potter in space'?
Get ready for a load of new Jedi skills as the space saga expands its universe into a galaxy far, far away from the one created by George Lucas

Ben Child

24, Jan, 2018 @7:29 AM

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi scores second-biggest film opening ever
Rian Johnson’s sequel earns $450m in just three days, according to Disney, placing it behind predecessor The Force Awakens in the all-time charts

Guardian film and agencies

18, Dec, 2017 @11:52 AM

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