Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

dir. Irvin Kershner. The Hoth scenes are so brilliant. How many science fiction films open in a brand new world, introduce a new villain aesthetic, and then abandon it as the story moves forwards? This time I really enjoyed how much Luke uses the Force. Was the moment he grabbed the Lightsaber in the Wampa…… Continue reading Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

dir. Irvin Kershner. My favourite Star Wars film. A masterpiece, but now so familiar that I can’t be objective about it. Watched again tonight, will certainly reappear in this movie diary. This time I loved watching the moment of eye contact between Vader and Leia before Han is frozen in carbonite. It’s just a second,…… Continue reading Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)