“Star Wars: Episode IX-The Rise of Skywalker”: One-Sentence Review

Throwing even a galactic kitchen sink into the Skywalker saga, “Episode IX” goes full-on “Star Wars,” giving fans what they want in the name of pure, unbridled joy, if not logic.

10 out of 12 Tamales

“Star Wars: Episode VII-The Force Awakens”: One-Sentence Review

The magic, the wonder, the excitement is strong with “The Force Awakens,” which emphatically and monumentally re-launched the “Star Wars” universe for a whole new generation.

12 out of 12 Tamales

“Star Wars: Episode VI-Return of the Jedi”: Throwback-Tamales Review

Endings, film or otherwise, are hard, let alone ending the greatest trilogy of all time, but somehow “Return of the Jedi” pulls it off—celebrating Ewoks and all.

10 out of 12 Tamales

“Star Wars: Episode V-The Empire Strikes Back”: Throwback-Tamales Review

Not many sequels live up to their predecessors’ promise, especially one so lofty, but “The Empire Strikes Back” does just that—delivering a rollicking, exciting, tour de force of a follow up.

11.5 out of 12 Tamales