Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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The Star Wars sequel trilogy was a galactic mess. Who should take the blame?
Rian Johnson has defended his contribution to the incoherent series – and he’s right: it wasn’t his fault they were an incoherent failure

Ben Child

02, Sep, 2022 @4:24 PM

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Limbo star Amir El-Masry: ‘I sat on Omar Sharif’s lap! It was like I was with my granddad’
A familiar face from TV roles in The Night Manager and Industry, the Cairo-born actor is spellbinding in the upcoming independent film about asylum seekers in the Outer Hebrides. But does he owe his career to the Lawrence of Arabia star?

Ryan Gilbey

23, Jul, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Hear me out: why Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker isn't a bad movie
The latest in our series of writers defending unloved films is a defense of JJ Abrams’s troubled sci-fi sequel

Jordan Hoffman

15, Mar, 2021 @2:04 PM

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May the fourth be with you: the Guardian Star Wars Day quiz
Twenty-four questions to test your knowledge of the weird and wonderful characters that populate the Star Wars universe

Martin Belam

04, May, 2020 @10:34 AM

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Could coronavirus-enforced streaming mean better blockbusters?
With multiplexes off-limits, Hollywood is looking increasingly to the small screen. Is this an opportunity to reinvigorate big-budget cinema?

Ben Child

26, Mar, 2020 @11:54 AM

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Bye bye box office: has Disney really given up on Star Wars movies?
The studio says it’s taking a break from making Star Wars films to focus on TV spin-offs, after the success of The Mandalorian

Ben Child

05, Feb, 2020 @12:12 PM

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Baftas 2020: Sam Mendes and 1917 emerge victorious with seven awards
Mendes’s harrowing first world war movie takes best film and best director, while Joaquin Phoenix and Renée Zellweger win the top acting prizes

Mark Brown and Lanre Bakare

02, Feb, 2020 @9:42 PM

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Star Wars: lesbian kiss cut from The Rise of Skywalker in Singapore
Disney removes clip to avoid censor giving film higher age rating

Sarah Marsh

24, Dec, 2019 @1:00 PM

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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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Disney’s stable of heroes dominates the big-screen galaxy
Investors criticised the studio’s deals with Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm, but the strategy has paid back 10 times over

Mark Sweney

22, Dec, 2019 @12:04 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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From Cats to Jojo Rabbit: a guide to Australia's Boxing Day releases
Guardian Australia film critic Luke Buckmaster takes on the movies coming out 26 December – plus a big one that arrived a week earlier

Luke Buckmaster

20, Dec, 2019 @7:00 PM

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