Steven Spielberg Raiders of the Lost Ark

The Best and Worst of Steven Spielberg: Assessing the Oeuvre of a Great Filmmaker

I still can’t get over the fact that Steven Spielberg directed Hook (1991). It’s one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen. A lousy, mirthless script that muddles its classic source material: J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan. Miscast stars who ham it up with forced panache. And a lethargic pace inspired, I assume, by the speed of a stuffed crocodile. This pile of putrid…

By Simon Hardy Butler
A Walk Among the Tombstones

Thrillers Reviewed: ‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’ and ‘Septimo’

I really like Scott Frank. The writer of such sharp screenplays as Get Shorty (1995), Dead Again (1991), and Minority Report (2002), Frank has worked steadily in recent years on some popular movies, but has sadly not written anything I have been interested in for a long time now. And I really like Liam Neeson.…

By Jonathan Eig
Dystopian District 9

20 Great Dystopian Movies: The Shadow of Perfection

You can’t write an article on dystopian movies without mentioning utopian ideals. Many volumes have been written on the human impulse to construct and/or invest in utopian visions – visions that can be either celestial or corporeal in nature. And there’s a good reason for this – life is a combination of pain and joy, and…

By James Curnow