director: Steven Spielberg

The Post

January 12, 2018
Consider the ghosts of Steven Spielberg's past and future: formally an action-adventure director, his films move breathlessly and with the enticement of a comic book, his new season as a director features more restraint. He takes historical subjects (time periods from the Civil War, the Cold War, [...]

The BFG

July 1, 2016

Dove Approved for All Ages

"The BFG" takes place in a land of the giants, with one good giant who becomes known by a little girl as "BFG," short for "Big Friendly Giant." Nine other giants are evil, bent on eating little children. A girl named Sophie (Rebecca Hall) spots BFG one night from the window of the orphanage where [...]

Bridge of Spies

October 16, 2015
"Bridge of Spies" is quite a film. It features a top-notch performance from Tom Hanks as attorney James B. Donovan, who is assigned to defend Russian spy Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance). This movie is based on true events. Donovan is determined to give Abel a fair defense and, despite his unpopularity [...]

Jurassic Park 3D

April 5, 2013
"Jurassic Park 3D" is a re-release of the original movie that was "enhanced" with 3D imaging. I put the word "enhanced" in quotes because it was obviously an after effect. In fact, a boy in the audience asked his mother half-way through if there were going to be any 3D parts. The central film [...]

Lincoln

November 16, 2012
"Lincoln" features a masterful performance from Daniel Day Lewis as the sixteenth President of the United States. He is a story teller with wit and humor. One funny story Lincoln shares involves a Bible-quoting parrot that kept stating the world was coming to an end and how that one day the [...]

The War Horse

December 25, 2011

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This movie soars in an epic way! It's simplistic story-telling and awesome visuals light up the screen in a way which is magical! The viewer will experience just about every emotion while watching this winner made by, not surprisingly, an expert in the field of direction named Steven Spielberg. [...]

The Adventures of Tintin

December 21, 2011

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"The Adventures of Tin Tin" is, in many ways, a tale of young Indiana Jones. The main character's name is different, but the idea is the same. There are adventures and villains and chases and...well, you get the idea. It is also a bit sophisticated for this kind of film, an animated movie which no [...]

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

May 22, 2008

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Indiana Jones is back! He is a bit older but he definitely hasn't slowed down. In this rollicking high-energy film which is backed by some great special effects, Dr. Jones takes on a young wise-cracking sidekick named Mutt Williams (Shia LaBeouf). They search for some answers regarding the mystical [...]

Munich

December 23, 2005
"Munich" is a very well done film that shows the talent and genius of Steven Spielberg. Like in "Schindler's List", Spielberg chooses to graphically show all the violence, sex and nudity that he envisions happening as the Israeli assassins go about their mission to eliminate those responsible for [...]

War Of The Worlds

June 29, 2005
I have four words for this film—“Special effects” and “Dakota Fanning!” The special effects carry the new War of the Worlds film by far. Spielberg does a great job with the machines that the aliens use. The aliens themselves are believable, and the alien fire power is awesome. But like [...]

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