George Lucas’ original sci-fi epic, “THX-1138” (1971)…

******SPOILERS AHEAD!****** Past Prologue. In 1967, a 23 year-old USC graduate named George Lucas wrote and directed an ambitious futuristic short film called “Electronic Labyrinth THX-1138 4EB,” which chronicled the escape of a dissident (Dan Nachtsheim) from a futuristic dystopia. The film runs just 15 minutes, but it acquired a lot of notice for its…

The Mandalorian, Chapter 14: “The Tragedy” really shakes things up…

****BANTHA-SIZED SPOILERS!!!**** The latest chapter of DisneyPlus’ The Mandalorian is now available for streaming on DisneyPlus, and this brief, 32 minute installment packs a lot of power into its short running time. Written by Jon Favreau and directed by Robert Rodriguez (“Spy Kids” “From Dusk Till Dawn”), “The Tragedy” is the very definition of edge-of-your-seat…