Tuesday, January 7, 2020
watching: solo: a star wars story
The prequel: On the one hand, a narrative frame within which storytelling that nominally coheres with its source material is usually flattened, trivialized, and robbed of any sense of freedom or possibility. A sure-fire antidote to the sense of expansiveness or openness that once attended a big story.
On the other hand, a frame which typically renders efforts at revelation and expansion totally incoherent.
But: Donald Glover does a heck of a good Lando.