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SpielBLOG: Minority Report – A Steven Spielberg Retrospective

Posted by on Sep 21, 2019 in action, All, Books, drama, Film, Headline, Reviews, sci-fi, thriller | 0 comments

There’s something fresh and invigorating about Minority Report. Based on a short story by Philip K. Dick, the film was...

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SpielBLOG: A.I. – Artificial Intelligence – A Steven Spielberg Retrospective

Posted by on Sep 13, 2019 in All, drama, Film, Headline, sci-fi, thriller | 0 comments

Steven Spielberg has not been shy about his dads. One of his most winning qualities is his enthusiasm for the people he admires in his...

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SpielBLOG: Saving Private Ryan – A Steven Spielberg Retrospective

Posted by on Sep 6, 2019 in action, All, drama, Film, Headline, Reviews, thriller, war | 0 comments

The first word of Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan is ‘Dad!’, as an old man visiting a war cemetery in Normandy is...

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SpielBLOG: Amistad – A Steven Spielberg Retrospective

Posted by on Aug 30, 2019 in All, drama, Film, Headline, Reviews, thriller | 0 comments

1997 saw Steven Spielberg rerunning 1993. Following his longest hiatus after Jurassic Park and Oscar-winning Schindler’s List, it...

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SpielBLOG: Jurassic Park – A Steven Spielberg Retrospective

Posted by on Aug 9, 2019 in action, All, Books, drama, Film, Headline, Reviews, sci-fi, thriller | 0 comments

Another film, another dream project. Dinosaurs had always been something that fascinated Steven Spielberg and he counted Ray Harryhausen...

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SpielBLOG: Hook – A Steven Spielberg Retrospective

Posted by on Aug 2, 2019 in action, All, comedy, drama, fantasy, Film, Headline, Reviews | 0 comments

I’ve enjoyed writing these SpielBlog posts. Some of these movies are my favourite movies of all time. And even a flop like 1941 has...

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SpielBLOG: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade – A Steven Spielberg Retrospective

Posted by on Jul 19, 2019 in action, All, comedy, drama, Film, Headline, Reviews, thriller | 0 comments

Along with many others, I watched Solo with a growing sense of disappointment. Here was an iconic Star Wars character, a hero, who...

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SpielBLOG: Empire of the Sun – A Steven Spielberg Retrospective

Posted by on Jul 12, 2019 in All, Books, drama, Film, Headline, Reviews, thriller, war | 0 comments

There’s a rhyming in the posters of E.T.: the Extra-Terrestrial and Empire of the Sun. The big moon is replaced with the big sun;...

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SpielBLOG: The Color Purple – A Steven Spielberg Retrospective

Posted by on Jul 5, 2019 in All, Books, drama, Film, Headline, Reviews | 0 comments

I’ve never really understood this idea that Steven Spielberg felt it necessary to move into serious films. To me Jaws, Close...

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SpielBLOG: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom – A Steven Spielberg Retrospective

Posted by on Jun 28, 2019 in action, All, comedy, drama, Film, Headline, Reviews, thriller | 0 comments

Indiana Jones came from a conversation that Steven Spielberg had with George Lucas on a beach in Hawaii. Everyone knows that. He was...

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