Written by Patrick Hao "Throughout Steven Spielberg’s “The Fablemans,” there are often allusions to John Ford’s “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.” Not only is the film and its filmmaker, Ford (as the movie will depict), an immense influence on … Continue reading.
Written by Nick McCann "Based on Peter Benchley’s novel, Steven Spielberg’s adaptation is a pretty simple B-movie at heart. But “Jaws” isn’t mostly about a monster looking to fill its stomach to the brim. Characters and suspense famously come first..."… Continue reading.
Written by Nick McCann "Much like his first “Indiana Jones” follow-up, Spielberg enjoyably goes darker and more serious. The plot still talks up the dangers of playing with nature while taking the scale-up many more notches. The cause and effect … Continue reading.
Written by Nick McCann "Dinosaurs didn’t really need movies to be amazing, but they’ve helped a great deal. Going back to the dawn of cinema, these creatures have seen many interpretations. Everyone from Ray Harryhausen to Roger Corman has given … Continue reading.
Written by Anna Harrison 95/100 A “West Side Story” remake, even from a director such as Steven Spielberg, seemed an ill-advised undertaking when it was first announced. Why tamper with something that, while certainly problematic, was widely considered an untouchable … Continue reading.
Written by Anna Harrison 90/100 West Side Story, from the moment of its premiere, etched itself into the annals of musical theater history; now, fifty years later, even without the upcoming Steven Spielberg remake looming over us, the words and … Continue reading.
Written by Alexander Reams 20/100 When Steven Spielberg’s iconic Jaws hit theatres in the summer of 1975 people quickly became afraid of their own bathtubs, let alone the entire ocean. Over 30 years after it was released I saw the … Continue reading.
Written by Alexander Reams Crash: 46/100 Brokeback Mountain: 76/100 Venice Film Festival, September 2, 2005. Ang Lee brought a new film to the Lido, entitled Brokeback Mountain, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Anne Hathaway, Michelle Williams, and Randy Quaid. Premiering … Continue reading.
"The cinema began with a passionate, physical relationship between celluloid and the artists and craftsmen and technicians who handled it, manipulated it, and came to know it the way a lover comes to know every inch of the body of … Continue reading.
Written by Anna Harrison 70/100 Pan Nalin’s Last Film Show opens with a thank you to people the director has likely never met: the Lumière brothers, Eadweard Muybridge, David Lean, Stanley Kubrick, and Andrei Tarkovsky. Some of these names are … Continue reading.