Written by Nick McCann "For nearly 20 years, the Indiana Jones trilogy sat comfortably in pop culture without disturbance. But much like its brother in “Star Wars,” Steven Spielberg and company felt it was time to revisit this character one … Continue reading.
Written by Nick McCann "Indy and his father (Sean Connery) are on the trail of the Holy Grail. After a delightfully charming character origin sequence, the movie sets to recapture the vibe from “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and does … Continue reading.
Written by Nick McCann "After a traditional cold open, “Temple of Doom” begins a gradual transition to something darker and more daunting. While it can be off-putting for some and other times overdone for simple shock value..."… Continue reading.
Written by Nick McCann "Both Steven Spielberg and George Lucas famously were on the climb after tremendous success between them in the ’70s. However the failures of “The Star Wars Holiday Special” and “1941” noticeably ruined the..."… Continue reading.
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.