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Review: ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ provides a convoluted, but fun conclusion to the ‘Star Wars’ saga

Despite being overwhelmed by two films worth of exposition and plot condensed into one, “The Rise of Skywalker” provides enough satisfying moments to pass as an acceptable finale to the Skywalker Saga. It’s sure to be controversial, revealing rewritten answers to some of the franchise’s biggest questions, and perhaps raising more than it answers – but there’s enough fan service and nostalgia inside to make it work, as long as you don’t think too hard about what actually happens.

Review: ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ is an intimate, authentic look at queer romance

“Portrait of a Lady on Fire” plays out very much like the painting of a masterpiece. It takes its time, slowly sketching out the skeleton. Its movements are careful and tender. Eventually, the details are filled in, and all of the elements come together to create something greater than the sum of its parts. 

Review: ‘Waves’ is a beautiful, immersive story of tragedy and how it’s overcome

At this point, it’s common knowledge that nearly everything A24 touches turns to gold. Sure, there are a few exceptions (looking at you, “Spring Breakers”), but just looking at the … Continue Reading Review: ‘Waves’ is a beautiful, immersive story of tragedy and how it’s overcome

Exit Survey: ‘Parasite’

Writer-director Bong Joon-ho’s South Korean film “Parasite” is being heralded as one of the year’s best films. The Inside The Film Room staff got a chance to check out the comedy-thriller at Film Fest 919.