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Steven Spielberg

The Spy Who Liked Me

by Ann Morrow October 22, 2015


  There is very little spycraft in Bridge of Spies, Steven Spielberg’s latest war drama, and since the setting is the Cold War, there is more bluffing and feinting than battling—though its few action sequences are ...

Meaner, Faster, Smarter

by Shawn Stone June 17, 2015


  Nothing brings out my inner misanthrope quite like the Spielbergian approach to children and families. The children in his films are uniformly unbearable. (OK, maybe not Drew Barrymore in E.T.) That’s why the crushing disappointment ...

The Presence of Greatness

by Laura Leon November 20, 2012


  How to make a movie about Abraham Lincoln? What portion of a life, a presidency, an immense political footprint, would you focus on? These had to be questions director Steven Spielberg thought long and hard ...

Left at the Gate

by Ann Morrow January 12, 2012


The great tactical advantage of men on horses doing battle against men who are not came to a gruesome end during World War I—a monumental change in technology that is shown in all its tragic ...