26th Aug2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘Drew The Man Behind the Poster’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Featuring: Drew Struzan, Frank Darabont, George Lucas, Thomas Jane, Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford, Guillermo Del Toro, Michael J. Fox | Directed by Erik Sharkey Opening with archival footage of Drew Struzan painting the original poster for Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace, Drew: The Man Behind the Poster, tells the life-story of an […]

19th Aug2013

The Ten Best: Characters from Steven Spielberg movies

by Phil Wheat

A big part of what makes Stephen Spielberg such a standout director is his ability to tell a story. Within that ability is a subcategory that is just as important. That is the ability to develop and maintain quality characters. Keeping that in mind this list is dedicated to the top ten characters Spielberg created. […]

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12th Jul2013

Rewind: ‘Jurassic Park’ Review

by Dan Clark

For the first time in his career Steven Spielberg was on a losing streak.  Both Always  and Hook  were considered massive disappointments. Some may have wondered if the Spielberg magic had finally run its course.  Spielberg answered his doubters with one of the greatest years any cinematic mind could ever imagine. This iconic year began with the […]

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27th Jun2013

Rewind: ‘E.T.’ Review

by Dan Clark

Childhood should be a special time in all of our lives. Where we have yet to be ruined by the cynicism of our society, and our hopes and dreams reflect the purity of our souls. Childhood can also have its fair share of tribulations as well. Tragedy and heartbreak are not segregated to specific age […]

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25th Jun2013

Rewind: ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ Review

by Phil Wheat

In the immortal words of the legendary Rocky Balboa “It Ain’t How Hard You Hit… It’s How Hard You Can Get Hit and Keep Moving Forward”. Steven Spielberg certainly got hit hard when 1941  proved to be a massive disappointment. In many ways Spielberg was a victim of his own accomplishments, because 1941  was actually commercial success—just not as […]

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24th Jun2013

Rewind: ’1941′ Review

by Dan Clark

Well they can’t all be winners. After the phenomenal success of both Jaws and Close Encounters of the Third Kind  Steven Spielberg was on top of the world.  He could do no wrong—or so they thought. For his third feature Spielberg directed the Pre-World War II comedy 1941. Taking place a few short days after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor it chronicles […]

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20th Jun2013

Rewind: ‘Close Encounter of the Third Kind’ Review

by Dan Clark

Breakout success is often subsequently followed by bewildering failure.  Look through any medium and you are sure to find the latent potential of a host of one-hit-wonders. Perhaps the pressure to perform was to great, or a fluke occurred granting them unforeseen fortune.  Some are able to take advantage of a solid early foundation. Steven […]

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17th Jun2013

Rewind: ‘Jaws’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary | Written by Peter Benchley, Carl Gottlieb | Directed by Steven Spielberg Today the summer blockbuster has become a staple in our society. The hype machine has grown larger and larger now with the anticipation for the next-big-thing building years prior to release. Millions have turned […]

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13th Jun2013

Rewind: ‘Duel’ Review

by Dan Clark

Everyone needs to begin somewhere. To become one of the most prolific members of any field it requires hard work, dedication, and a creative mind. The art of film is the perfect example of how challenging it is to be truly great. Based on his career there is little doubt that Steven Spielberg is one […]

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04th Jun2013

‘Lincoln’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook, Tommy Lee Jones, John Hawkes, Jackie Earle Haley, Tim Blake Nelson, Jared Harris | Written by Tony Kushner | Directed by Steven Spielberg There are few names in American history that are as recognizable and respected as Abraham Lincoln. If you were […]

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24th Jan2013

First Time Watch #2: Indiana Jones & The Temple of Doom

by Ian Loring

Do you have those moments when you’re watching a film you swear blind you’d seen before but then realised that you didn’t? This happens very occasionally with me, but this was a big one. Chilled monkey brains, hearts being ripped out, a constantly screaming heroine, these were all moments I knew but upon watching Indiana […]

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