ReelViews for movies with music written by 'John Williams'
This was the movie that reshaped the industry (for better or worse); it’s possible to argue that no more important film was released during the second half of the 20th century.
Despite several high octane action sequences, this movie feels orphaned and works considerably better when viewed as part of a greater epic than as a stand-alone production.
A case can be made that "Return of the Jedi" is the worst installment of the entire Lucas-helmed "Star Wars" series.
"Revenge of the Sith" exists not only as a fine chapter in its own right but its existence improves the other five segments.
"The Empire Strikes Back" is a true classic. It has scope and grandeur. It has heroics and tragedy. It can make us laugh and cry. It can make us get up and cheer. It can shock us to the very core of our beings.
A solid space opera spectacle with enough nostalgia to overpower even the most hard-hearted child of the ‘70s and ‘80s but it relies a little too much on recycling old plot elements.
Standout, signature scenes make for moments of great viewing power but can’t hide the flaws of an untidy, overlong story.
A 2015 re-visitation of the 1999 "Star Wars" movie, "The Phantom Menace." Not an attempt to expunge the original review but a new look at the oft-reviled film from a different perspective.