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Are Steven Spielberg’s best films made in tight circumstances?

If there’s one thing that every movie fan should know by now, it’s that you never write off Steven Spielberg. Mutterings that Spielberg might have lost his audience first emerged after 2004’s “The Terminal.” They then rose more acutely after the disappointing double...

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 5:53pm

‘The Post’ isn't just a masterpiece, it is a call to arms against Donald Trump

‘The Post’ Director: Steven Spielberg Actors: Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep Rating: PG-13 5 (Out Of 5) Globes Plot: The Washington Post’s Kate Graham (Meryl Streep) is the first female newspaper publisher, a position that she inherited after the suicide of her husband. Graham works...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 12:12pm

Steven Spielberg almost didn't direct Schindler's List — here's who almost did

While it is now impossible to imagine any other director having made “Schindler’s List,” there was a long period of time when Steven Spielberg just couldn’t bring himself to oversee the film. In fact, it actually took the director 10-years to finally step behind the camera...

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 3:32pm

How 9/11 changed Steven Spielberg and his films

Susan Lacy’s HBO documentary Spielberg is an intimate and exhaustive look at the career of the beloved filmmaker who, thanks to the likes of “Jaws,” “Jurassic Park,” ‘Raiders Of The Lost Ark,” “Schindler’s List,” “Saving Private Ryan...

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 5:27pm

Is Steven Spielberg still under appreciated? A new HBO documentary explores the 'idiot savant'

It feels odd to even suggest that Steven Spielberg is under-appreciated. As the world’s most famous director, and after overseeing the likes of “Jaws”, “Raiders Of The Lost Ark”, “Jurassic Park”, “Saving Private Ryan”, and “Lincoln”...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 12:12pm

Steven Spielberg's new film is a direct response to Trump

Production on Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” began earlier this summer, with the legendary director and his esteemed cast looking to tell the true story of how the Pentagon Papers, a detailed breakdown on the Vietnam War compiled by the United States Department Of Defense between...

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 11:33am

Steven Spielberg reveals his least favorite 'Indiana Jones' (and he's wrong)

Continuing the fine tradition of great filmmakers being wrong about their own movies — see also: Quentin Tarantino dissing “Death Proof,” aka his second best film — Steven Spielberg recently chimed in about his least favorite “Indiana Jones” entry. And...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 11:21am

Did Spielberg predict the failure of The Mummy, King Arthur and Alien: Covenant 4 years ago?

Trust Steven Spielberg to see the writing on the wall four years before anyone else. It was June 2013 when Steven Spielberg predicted the “implosion” of the film industry while discussing just how reliant studios had become on blockbusters worth between $150 and $200 million. “...

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 1:03pm

Elizabeth Banks calls out Steven Spielberg for lack of female leads

On Tuesday night, Elizabeth Banks spoke truth to power. At the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards, the actress and filmmaker took to the stage to receive one of its top honors: the Crystal Award for excellence in film. No awards show is complete without a political speech, but a ceremony honoring...

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 12:43pm

The best out-there movie parodies on 'Animaniacs'

Now here’s a reboot we can get behind: Steven Spielberg is bringing back his beloved ’90s daytime children’s toon “Animaniacs.” We tend not to get nostalgic; “Animaniacs” is an exception. It wasn’t just for kids — it was for very, very smart...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 4:48pm

The best Netflix movies to stream in April 2017

‘The BFG’ Last year a Steven Spielberg movie bombed. It doesn’t happen often, and in the case of “The BFG” it didn’t deserve to happen at all. Adapted from Roald Dahl’s beloved novel, it’s essentially a plotless hang-out film, spending most of its...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 6:05am