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When I tell strangers what I do for a living and that a portion of it is writing and talking about movies, it isn’t uncommon that I’m asked, “So, what’s your favourite movie?” What is uncommon is how fast I respond with… 613 more words

Great White

Spielberg At His Highest Peak: Close Encounters of the Third Kind

I hate to repeat myself, but Spielberg is a unique and captivating director, a figure who manages to balance his films with crowd-pleasing moments and dramatic depth, cohesively held by his ability to evoke sincere and penetrating sentimentality. 1,498 more words

Short Review of a Favorite Film: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

Logline: After encountering U.F.O.s, a family man is inexplicably drawn to an isolated area.

Review: I love early Spielberg and Close Encounters remains one of Spielberg’s best. 235 more words

Favorite Films

The Birth of the Summer Blockbuster: Reviewing Jaws

Duel, Steven Spielberg’s debut feature, carries a Hitchcockian premise and execution of a middle class man under the wrath of a relentless trucker, who intends to psychologically and physically torture him. 1,432 more words

The Competition; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Originally released 3 December 1980
Screenplay by Joel Oliansky; from a story by Joel Oliansky and William Sackheim
Directed by Joel Oliansky

Starring Richard Dreyfuss, Amy Irving, Lee Remick, and Sam Wanamaker… 1,082 more words

1980s Films

Salvaging what we can

There are many mad voters in the US which I define as anyone who voted for Obama twice. But this new blog by Roger Simon, … 272 more words

Politics - International

Jaws (1975) 40th Anniversary Review

There is a huge distinction for me between ‘movie’ and ‘film’. One stimulates my brain, the other makes me want to reach for the popcorn. 553 more words