Steven Spielberg



The Blind Optimism of ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’


Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi masterpiece is visually arresting and emotionally complex.


Watch ‘Shazam!’ Then Watch These Movies


We recommend 12 movies to watch after you see the latest installment of the DC Extended Universe.

Us On The Couch

Watch Jordan Peele’s ‘Us,’ Then Watch These Movies


We recommend 12 movies and a TV episode to watch after you see the latest from Jordan Peele.

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Steven Spielberg Has A Long History of Opposing Streaming


Recent reports say the director intends to propose a ban on Netflix and other streaming platforms from Oscars contention, but at what cost?

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‘War of the Worlds’ and Spielberg’s Mastery of Tension


A breakdown of one of Spielberg’s most exhilarating sequences, and why it deserves to be considered one of his best.

West Side Story

There’s a Place for Them: Meet the Stars of Steven Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’


“Something’s coming, something good…”

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How Crowds Can Fully Immerse Audiences


Watch this video essay about the interactive nature of crowds in films.

The Color Purple

‘The Color Purple’ Musical Heads to the Big Screen from Oprah and Spielberg


After a successful run on Broadway, a cinematic musical is a fitting way to remake one of Steven Spielberg’s most significant films.

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Aaron Sorkin Sets Sophomore Directing Gig With ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’


Sacha Baron Cohen is expected to star, presumably as Yippie counterculture icon Abbie Hoffman.