Review: The Brothers Bloom

What happens next when audiences and critics alike are anticipating your next movie with the sort of bated breath usually reserved for long-standing Hollywood veterans whose films demand attention whether they be good or bad. Johnson was tasked, just like successful musicians...

Review: Disturbia

If the best thing about Disturbia is how it updates the age-old story of the mysterious next-door neighbour for a 21st century audience groomed on mobile phones, Ipods, and online gaming, we’re clutching at straws. I’m talking about the sort of straws Tom Hanks couldn’t get his...

Review: The Terminal

Steven Spielberg’s wife Kate Capshaw won’t allow her husband to make comedies. Or so he says. You look at the director’s career to date and comedy only really features as the lighter tones of fantasy and adventure. If indeed Capshaw denies Spielberg comedy because of his...

Spielberg Goes Through the Motions with “The Sugarland Express”

Dan Stephens reviews Spielberg's first US theatrical release The Sugarland Express. The Sugarland Express is one of the director’s lesser known films and for good reason. His trademarks aren’t evident, and while, if you delve into the story’s ideals, you’ll find the subjects...

Review: Close Encounters of the Third Kind

One of Hollywood's most renowned and celebrated sons Steven Spielberg brings the world one of the best sci-fi films of the 1970s. Richard Dreyfuss is Roy Neary, a disillusioned suburbanite whose struggle to maintain the American Dream is thrown into disarray when he, like many...

Review: Duel

Before Steven Spielberg had cinemagoers lining up around the block in 1975 for his summer masterpiece Jaws, he had television viewers begging for water and hiding behind the nearest pillow with his tense, desert-heat thriller Duel. It was way back in 1971 that Spielberg first put...

Review: 1941

George Litman of blog The Great White Dope drops in for Spielberg Week to tell the world just how good Spielberg's much maligned 1941 is. What do you think? Is it Spielberg's worst film or is it unfairly derided?

Review: Hamlet 2

Hamlet 2 is a difficult movie to discuss because it doesn’t know what it wants to be. A bit like Steve Coogan’s American accent. At times it appears to want you to care about these characters (when the brilliant Catherine Keener tells Coogan she’s leaving him for their mute...