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‘The Mandalorian’ Chapter 5 Review – New Faces on a Familiar Planet

The last episode of The Mandalorian solidified the series’ first season trajectory: a loose overarching plot of a Mando (Pedro Pascal) trying to protect a mysterious force-sensitive child (dubbed “Baby Yoda” by the fans) on the run, with a few standalone episodes along the way. Chapter 4, Sanctuary, very much felt like a self-contained story, but one…

‘The Mandalorian’ Chapter 4 Review – A Nuanced Serve From Director Bryce Dallas Howard

It comes with great pleasure to say that The Mandalorian has been anything but stale so far. Each week has delivered new surprises that have only hooked viewers' investment deeper. Last week's episode, The Sin, was action-packed and gratifying on different levels. The show puts much-needed pressure on the brakes with Chapter 4, subtitled Sanctuary. Everyone…

‘The Mandalorian’ Chapter 3 Review- This is Most Definitely the Way

The Mandalorian has delivered another stellar episode, further exhibiting the power television can deliver in roughly 30 minutes. The majority of discourse surrounding Chapter 3, simply subtitled The Sin, will rightfully revolve around its director. With this episode, Deborah Chow (Mr. Robot, Jessica Jones) became the first woman to ever direct live-action Star Wars content. It…

‘The Mandalorian’ Chapter 2 Review – Precise and Intimate Direction from Rick Famuyiwa

A worthy follow-up to the inaugural episode, the second chapter of The Mandalorian builds upon its predecessor in nearly every aspect. ‘Chapter 2’ takes the series in a slightly different direction. Rather than sharing the first episode’s indulgence in "badass" moments, this episode feels much more subtle and softspoken. This is not to say there…

‘Lady and the Tramp’ Review – Is this what we Should Expect from Disney Plus?

This may sound ridiculous nowadays but Disney used to be a company that took risks. So much of their filmography have been gambles: the avant-garde fusion of classical music and animation in Fantasia, the groundbreaking effects of combining live-action and backlit animation in Tron, or the more mature and interesting deviations from usual formula like The Hunchback…

‘The Mandalorian’ Chapter 1 Review- Defying the Line Between Television and Film

For as long as Star Wars took to be the pop-culture behemoth that it is today, many have wondered if the brand could push borders outside of film. Holiday specials and Ewok spin-offs were the first to test those waters and their infamous tribulations are now but a memory enter The Mandalorian. Lucasfilm has already…