This New Spielberg Biography Falls Short in its Analysis of a Storied Man

This New Spielberg Biography Falls Short in its Analysis of a Storied Man

By Alyssa Rasmus

Film historian Molly Haskell's Steven Spielberg covers all of Spielberg's life, but its pointed analytic lens is too small to properly put his life's work in perspective. 23 Feb 2017 // 9:00 AM

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Nellie McKay: Pretty Little Head

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Yip-Yip: In the Reptile House

The goggled wonders actually put out a CD that has memorable style and memorable music!

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Just about worth the purchase price for its single new track, Gold is the best summary thus far of Tears for Fears' 25 years.

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Trickle Down Corruption in 'This Is the Police'

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