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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.

Exit Survey: ‘Joker’

Todd Phillips’ “Joker” opened this weekend, and the Inside The Film Room staff is here to give you their rapid reactions to Joaquin Phoenix’s take on the Clown Prince of Crime.