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.

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…