Birthday: 17th December
Rian Johnson is an American filmmaker. Johnson landed his largest project when he wrote and directed the space opera Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017), which grossed over $1 billion. He returned to the mystery genre with Knives Out (2019) and its sequel Glass Onion (2022), both of which earned him Academy Award nominations for Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay, respectively.
He was also nominated for a Mix Up Theatre Award!
How do you rate Rian Johnson's films?...
WATCH RIAN JOHNSON THIS WEEK...
Jasmine (Age 15) - ★★★★★
"Rian Johnson is back at it again with this star filled hit!! This movie for the last few months of 2022 was on the top of my“to be watched” list and boy did it not disappoint. This sequel to the 2019 film Knives Out (not directly connected but I would massively recommend watching this one as well) sees the return of detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) as he solves yet another mystery. This is a spoiler free review but what I will say is that Ryan Johnson managed to take what made knives out such a special film- its stretching of genres and unexpected twists and repeat them in this movie without becoming formulaic. Glass onion is a bold, exciting, and fun movie filled with comedy and cameos (see if you can spot Ethan Hawke!) And it is a must watch for anybody regardless of loving the crime and murder-mystery genre."
Ellie (Age 12)- ★★★★★
'The movie is a really good one to watch, it's basically a live game of Cluedo. The movie keeps you on your toes and guessing everything, I would totally recommend you watch this movie.'
Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017)
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and in-person drama classes for ages 3-18 throughout Scotland.