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Steven SpielBLOG: Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Posted by on May 24, 2019 in All, drama, Film, Headline, News, Reviews, sci-fi, thriller | 0 comments

Steven Spielberg is a home-wrecker. Literally. In Sugarland Express, the foster parents of Baby Brandon have their home invaded and their...

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Review: Aladdin – “Slick and charming dancing-in-your-seat and impossible-not-to-sing-a-long-to romantic action-adventure”

Posted by on May 23, 2019 in action, All, comedy, drama, fantasy, Film, Headline, musical, Reviews, romance, thriller | 0 comments

A live-action update of the 1992 animated Disney classic, the new Aladdin is written by John August (Go), directed by Guy Ritchie (Snatch)...

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US Blu-ray and DVD Releases: The Upside, Cold Pursuit, How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Funny Games and more

Posted by on May 21, 2019 in All, DVD/Blu-ray, Film, Reviews | Comments Off on US Blu-ray and DVD Releases: The Upside, Cold Pursuit, How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Funny Games and more

The Upside – While it never made a big box office splash here in the US, one of my favorite films of the past decade was a French...

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Review: Destroyer – “Powerful, unusual and haunting”

Posted by on May 20, 2019 in All, drama, DVD/Blu-ray, Film, Headline, Reviews, thriller | 0 comments

Directed by Karyn Kusama Starring Nicole Kidman, Sebastian Stan, Toby Kebbell, Tatiana Maslany, Scott McNairy, Jade Pettyjohn The...

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Steven SpielBLOG: Jaws

Posted by on May 17, 2019 in action, All, drama, Film, Headline, Reviews, thriller | 0 comments

Jaws was shown on ITV 8 October 1981, its UK television premiere. A Saturday. I was 9 years old. 23 million others watched it the same...

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Review – John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum – “There is a certain point when you will genuinely think that a dog is going to shoot somebody”

Posted by on May 16, 2019 in action, All, Film, Headline, Reviews, thriller | 0 comments

Written by Derek Kolstad (John Wick and John Wick 2) and directed by Chad Stahelski (both John Wick’s and apparently a new Highlander),...

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Review: Blue – “Shocking and disturbing contrasted with remarkable beauty and wonder”

Posted by on May 14, 2019 in All, documentary, DVD/Blu-ray, Film, Headline, Reviews | 0 comments

“Wherever you live on our planet, you are connected to the sea.” This powerful and thoughtful documentary by Karina Holden (Magical Land...

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US Blu-ray and DVD Releases: Fighting With My Family, Happy Death Day 2U, Apollo 11, Backdraft 2 and more

Posted by on May 14, 2019 in All, DVD/Blu-ray, Film, Reviews | Comments Off on US Blu-ray and DVD Releases: Fighting With My Family, Happy Death Day 2U, Apollo 11, Backdraft 2 and more

Fighting with My Family – We’re almost halfway through the year, and Fighting With My Family remains one of my three favorite films...

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Steven SpielBLOG: The Sugarland Express

Posted by on May 10, 2019 in action, All, comedy, drama, Film, Headline, Reviews | 0 comments

In the early seventies, a debut movie was released of a young filmmaker. ​Based on a true story, it told the slim tale of two naive young...

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Review: The Hustle – “Utterly dull”

Posted by on May 10, 2019 in All, comedy, drama, Film, Headline, Reviews | 0 comments

The Hustle had such potential: a gender flip take on an old story that’s all about women using the way men underestimate them to con said...

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