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The 'Steven Spielberg Director's Collection' Captures a Critical Period in the Director's Career
18 Jan 2015 // 11:00 PM
Universal Pictures, distributors of the eight-film Steven Spielberg Collection on Blu-ray, is uniquely positioned to offer a long view of Spielberg's career.
The Best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2013
18 Dec 2013 // 9:14 PM
As home video spins off into various immediate options -- streaming, simultaneous theatrical and digital release -- there are still many gems to uncover in the increasingly obsolete format.
A Blackly Sardonic Telling of Abe Lincoln: 'Crime Classics, The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln'
12 Feb 2013 // 5:30 PM
You think Steven Spielberg's Lincoln is compelling? Try upping the ante with Crime Classics: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
Like All Movie Stars, Even 'War Horse' Joey Needs Make-up
14 May 2012 // 6:00 PM
One of the most challenging aspects for Ali Bannister, head of the equine hair and make-up department on the set of War Horse, was keeping artists safe when applying mud to the rear ends of over 80 horses.
There's a Lot of Fiction Going on in 'Bridge of Spies'
16 Oct 2015 // 6:30 AM
This case is based on fictions, on agreements that multiple governments are spying on one another, crafting and selling secrets, trading in human beings, and profiting from military-corporate-ever-unofficial deals.
A History Unchallenged: 'Lincoln'
28 Mar 2013 // 11:10 PM
Despite its considerable credentials, Lincoln avoids succumbing to the requisite Spielberg traps—save for a key few. What's interesting, and a little bit disturbing, is how procedurally it treats a sensitive topic like the passage of the 13th Amendment.
10 Oscar Winners (and the Films They Should Have Won For)
26 Feb 2015 // 5:59 AM
Sometimes, the Academy Awards a consolation prize of sorts for getting it wrong in a previous year. Here are 10 examples of this phenomenon.
History Always Repeats: 'Lincoln'
15 Nov 2012 // 11:00 PM
Dropping us directly into the fray without any real context and hoping we can pick up the pieces and the players as the drama unfolds, Lincoln is a masterpiece of manipulated storytelling.
Steven Spielberg Hopes to Reveal the Lincoln You Might Not Know
8 Nov 2012 // 5:35 AM
LOS ANGELES — “Lincoln today is beyond partisan politics,” Steven Spielberg said in a recent interview about his new movie, “Lincoln.” “Yeahhhh,” said screenwriter Tony Kushner,
John Williams and Steven Spielberg mark 40 years of collaboration
11 Jan 2012 // 3:35 AM
LOS ANGELES — The quietest room in Hollywood may be the office where John Williams composes. In a bungalow on the Universal Studios lot, steps from