A Guide to The Last Jedi’s References to Other (Non-Star Wars) Movies

The original Star Wars was as much a pastiche as any Quentin Tarantino movie, mashing up everything from Westerns to the films of Akira Kurosawa to Casablanca, but the sequels and prequels that have come since have tended to refer more to themselves than to other movies.

However, as Slate noted in its review, The Last Jedi brings Star Wars back to its postmodern roots, with allusions and homages to everything from Sam Peckinpah’s The Wild Bunch to some of those same Kurosawa movies (in...


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