John DiLillo

Writer and student based in New York. Ask me about my Blu-Ray copy of The Book of Henry.
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Zack Snyder’s ‘The Fountainhead’ Has Been a Long Time Coming

By John DiLillo 

The director’s career has been paved with Ayn Rand’s toxic ideology.

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How ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Makes the Galaxy Smaller

By John DiLillo 

The latest ‘Star Wars’ movie turns the iconic franchise into a pile of required reading.

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Ron Howard’s ‘Willow’ Points to an Uncertain Future for the ‘Star Wars’ Franchise

By John DiLillo 

The director’s messily charming fantasy turns 30 this week, just in time for Howard’s return to Lucasfilm.

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How Marvel Broke Storytelling

By John DiLillo 

It’s not just a problem with the movies, but with the way we talk about them.

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Finding The Place of ‘Iron Man 3’ In The Marvel Cinematic Universe

By John DiLillo 

Shane Black’s much-derided masterpiece made the franchise what it is today

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The Best Summer Movie Ever is ‘Star Wars’

By John DiLillo 

Forty years later, and still nothing compares.

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A Brief History of Cinematic Crossovers

By John DiLillo 

The current influx of superhero team-ups didn’t invent the character crossover.


The Best Modern Musicals Have Been Overlooked

By John DiLillo 

‘La La Land’ and ‘The Greatest Showman’¬†aren’t the only game in town.

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The Tortured History of the ‘Star Wars’ Holiday Special

By John DiLillo 

Almost 40 years after its premiere, the infamous television special has only grown more infamous.