Ep 145 // ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’

Premiere DateJan 14, 2020
00:00 Intro
01:03 Movie Review: J. McVay on ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’
03:46 START /// Movie Chat: Jacqueline Soller + J. McVay + Charles Hinshaw (spoiler alert)
04:42 Reactions to TROS as compared to previous Star Wars films / Jackie goes off
13:25 Muddled storytelling / negating elements of the last film / JJ Abrams
30:40 Finn has a secret? / non creative issues that affect the creative
33:35 Setting up spin offs?
36:10 What did we like?
39:00 What does “Rise” refer to? Who is rising and how?
42:35 Ending “The Saga” / Will you see TROS again? / How “being a fan” of a franchise affects how you like a movie
48:05 Final thoughts /// END
52:13 "Meo" (BTR Live Studio, 2020) Kazu
57:20 Outro / Credits
58:09 Finish.

J. McVay, Jacqueline Soller, and Charles Hinshaw discuss ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,’ directed by JJ Abrams — out now from Walt Disney Studios.

And we’ll take an exclusive early listen to a performance by Blonde Redhead’s Kazu Makino, from her upcoming BTR Live Studio session.

Music composed by and show edited by Hansdale Hsu. Joe Virgillito is our associate producer.

HOST J. McVay
J grew up down in Louisiana and Texas before moving to NYC for college. After college, he decided to stick around, working in film and television production for well over a decade. He came to BTR in 2011 when he…

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