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PODCAST: How ‘Star Wars’ is Impacting the Film Industry

PODCAST: How 'Star Wars' is Impacting the Film Industry


This week’s episode of Screen Talk is brought to you by Netflix’s “Beasts of No Nation.”

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You might have heard about this new “Star Wars” movie opening this weekend. It’s kind of a big deal. With “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Disney relaunches a franchise that’s likely to stick around for a long time. Fans of the series have many reasons to celebrate. But what’s the bigger picture here? Is “The Force Awakens” a good movie or just a good “Star Wars” movie? And how will its massive box office potential impact the rest of the film industry?

These questions and more form the crux of this week’s Screen Talk, in which co-hosts Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson also discuss the American Film Institute‘s top 10 films of the year and which movies seem to be gaining steam as awards season continues.

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