Tag Archives: Steven Spielberg

Lincoln review

Directed by Steven SpielbergWritten by Tony Kushner, adapting Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns GoodwinI walked into Spielberg's newest historical epic expecting a handsome, serious and somewhat sentimental movie (thanks to the director's undeniable skill and irrepressible mushiness), beautiful to see (thanks to cinematographer Janusz Kaminski) with an acting clinic… Read More

Top 20 Movies of 2000-2010

This ends my trawl of the internets to find materials I wrote about movies before I started this blog two years ago, materials unseen by anyone but my friends. I hope it proves to be of some use to all y'all.The criteria for choosing the best films of a decade is different than the best… Read More

John Williams is 80

Empire Magazine online has put together an amazing cross-section of excerpts from John Williams' scores. My favourites, aside from the most well-known Spielberg, Lucas and Superman themes, has to be that one from The Witches of Eastwick, described here as an "earworm."Click here for 80 Reasons Why John Williams is The Man. Read More

War Horse review

Directed by Steven SpielbergWritten by Lee Hall and Richard Curtis, from the book by Michael MorpurgoSitting in a mostly empty movie theatre watching Spielberg's new epic movie, I playfully imagined what War Horse would be like as directed by Terrence Malick, probably because I just reviewed 2011 and Malick's The Tree of Life featured prominently.… Read More

The Adventures of Tintin review

Directed by Steven SpielbergWritten by Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish, based on the comics by Hergé.I think my experience with this film speaks directly to my undeniable and unavoidably lofty expectations.I'm a longtime reader of the Tintin comics, since I was a child. This summer I reread almost the entire set—my copy of… Read More

Super 8 review

Written and Directed by JJ AbramsAs I was stretching my legs after the conclusion of Super 8, along with some of the end credits, the audience gets to see an edited version of the Super 8 film our young heroes are shooting through the duration of the movie we've been watching. It's really sweet and… Read More