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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//Recent Reviews

19 Nov 2006 // 3:00 PM

One More Dead Fish (2005)

This documentary's portraits of Nova Scotia fishermen show that the tentacles of corporate power may reach far into our daily lives, but it is still within our power to raise our voices and affect change.

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Dierks Bentley: Long Trip Alone

Bentley's new CD can stand proudly against, say, some of Blake Shelton’s lesser numbers.

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Pixies: The Pixies - Club Date: Live at the Paradise in Boston [DVD]

This DVD provides two glimpses of Pixies: the kindler, gentler manifestation, and that kinder, gentler manifestation's rough estimate of past incarnations now distanced by time, age, forgotten roles, and so-called "retirement".

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Black Crowes: Freak N Roll… Into the fog

Recorded at San Francisco's famed Fillmore, Freak 'N' Roll is a reminder that the Black Crowes once possessed (and are still capable of possessing) magical powers.

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Various Artists: In Prison

Who'd win if we put a compilation of prison songs on trial? You decide.

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The Master Musicians of Joujouka: Boujeloud

The thumping of the drums is so relentless that it seems to be trying to beat you down and drown you in a state of pre-consciousness.

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Bob Schneider: The Californian

Cool-ass literate funky weird sardonic soulful stuff.

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16 Nov 2006 // 11:00 PM

Nature Girl by Carl Hiaasen

In his 11th novel Carl Hiaasen doesn't focus on his favorite subject -- the spoiling of Florida. He turns it personal in a tale about how we treat each other.

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Songs of Green Pheasant: Aerial Days

Collection of home recordings and rare tracks is intermittently beautiful, but not a cohesive entry point for non-fans of Songs of Green Pheasant

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16 Nov 2006 // 9:00 PM

Earl Greyhound: Soft Targets

Calling out T. Rex, Slade and especially Led Zeppelin, this NYC trio splices monster hooks and thunderous drums to catchy glam-rocking choruses.

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Trickle Down Corruption in 'This Is the Police'

// Moving Pixels

"In a world of hitmen, snitches, mobsters, murderers, terrorists, rapists, rioters, bombers, thieves, and serial killers, your greatest enemy is your boss.

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