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Midday Movies: Bringing The Skywalker Saga To An End

Critics discuss ‘Rise of Skywalker’ and look back on history of franchise

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Rey (Daisy Ridley), Poe (Oscar Isaacs) and Finn (John Boyega) reunite for one last onscreen adventure in "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker."

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Jade Hindmon hosts a "Star Wars" edition of Midday Movies as KPBS film critic Beth Accomando and Moviewallas' Yazdi Pithavala recall how they got introduced to George Lucas' franchise and how they think "The Rise of Skywalker" wraps it all up.

Plus ranking the best of the "Star Wars" films and even some of the small screen fare. The ... Read more →

Aired: December 20, 2019 | Transcript

As I have stated before, I am a life-long "Star Wars" fan. I survived the Dark Times (the prequels and special editions) and even the Holiday Special. Click on this link at your own risk! Watching can cause permanent damage.

Moviewallas' Yazdi Pithavala saw "Star Wars: A New Hope" in India and remembers being awestruck like so many viewers by the opening shot of the impossibly large Imperial Cruiser passing overhead.

The final chapter in George Lucas' Skywalker Saga is now in theaters and brings more than 40 years of films to an end.

More Than Star Wars At Cinemas

Reported by Beth Accomando

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Beth Accomando
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opening quote marksclosing quote marksI cover arts and culture, from Comic-Con to opera, from pop entertainment to fine art, from zombies to Shakespeare. I am interested in going behind the scenes to explore the creative process; seeing how pop culture reflects social issues; and providing a context for art and entertainment.

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