This week, Star Wars knocks Cannes out of the extra-special online Arts & Leisure feature slot. Included in this package:
- A.O. Scott bathes the fan boys with not one but two ejaculatory Sith reviews: this one in text, this one on video.
- The Beat Reporter Who Cried Wolf assesses the box office damage done.
- Classical Music Critic Anthony Tommasini splooges for John Williams' score.
- A handy, illustrated, Brief History of the Star Wars Universe
- From last Thursday's paper: David B. Halbfinger on the tug-of-war across the blogosphere over the liminal political subtext of the Lucasphere.
- Vincent Canby reviewed A New Hope, and called R2D2 and C-3PO "the year's best comedy team" - but Jedi "doesn't soo much end the trilogy as bring it to a dead stop."
- Janet Maslin says that Empire is "seldom as much fun" as its predecessor. Meanwhile, The Phantom Menace is "only a movie", and Attack of the Clones has Tony Scott "tempted to quote an evergreen Public Enemy song: don't believe the hype."