Solo: A Star Wars Story Review

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” is excellent for three reasons:

First, it explores an era in Star Wars history that we haven’t seen much of before: about halfway between Episodes III and IV, which lends some context to references of “the dark times” made in the original trilogy;

Second, it knows exactly when to lean on the knowledge we have from other films in the saga and when it needs to stand on its own. The dramatic irony is strong with this one;

Third, it manages to be a somewhat non-traditional love letter to hardcore fans of the franchise, like me, without entirely alienating more casual viewers. Continue reading Solo: A Star Wars Story Review

Listen, Then Be Heard

We’ve witnessed two major Canadian political upsets in recent history from here in Alberta. First, the provincial election in May of 2015, then, the same year, the federal election in October. Both elections saw Conservative Party governments overturned in favour of the NDP and Liberal Party, respectively. If these results prove anything, it’s that voting makes a difference. Continue reading Listen, Then Be Heard