…Press On

There’s a saying that history is written by the victors. Of course, that doesn’t mean that those who write it are always remembered. In Steven Spielberg’s “The Post,” we meet one of these less remembered figures. The publishing of the Pentagon Papers by the New York Times and Washington Post was a defining moment in…

…Stand Tall

Like its title character, Steven Spielberg’s “The BFG” is a large, warm, lovable, and sometimes goofy film without any teeth. Okay, so technically The Big Friendly Giant (Mark Rylance) has teeth, but the film is lacking the signature Roald Dahl darkness of the original tale. In the interest of not completely selling the film short, I’ll…

…Negotiate

If you’re wondering why “Bridge of Spies” made the cut for this year’s Best Picture nominees, you don’t need to look any further than the director behind the film — Steven Spielberg. This historical, drama-thriller, story of espionage and diplomacy, that’s based on actual events, has everything you would expect from a Spielberg film.

…play it cool, boy

If you’ve sensed something slightly off-key in the last 48 hours, something that you can’t quite put a jazz square on, you might be picking up on the discord making its way through the musical theater fandom. It happened sometime on Wednesday, the news that Fox had unlocked the rights to “West Side Story” for…

…Not Perish From the Earth

“Lincoln” is Steven Spielberg at his best. It’s a big film with a big cast and it makes no apologies for it. The film recounts President Lincoln’s efforts to pass the Thirteenth Amendment, which would formally abolish slavery in the US.  Fearing that the courts will not recognize his Emancipation Proclamation once the Civil War has ended, Lincoln is…

…Soldier Through

Set at the dawn and during World War I, “War Horse,” the literal and proverbial dark horse of the Oscar best picture nominees is everything you would expect it to be.  It’s epic, beautiful and tugs at the heart-strings. Directed by Steven Spielberg, “War Horse,” blends together the 2007 stage adaptation and the original children’s novel (by…