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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Sneaky Thieves: Accident(s)

Consisting of two sets of brothers from Seattle, Sneaky Thieves commence this album with a quasi-hymnal instrumental aptly titled “Elegy”. At times eerie, the group

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Roots: Game Theory

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28 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Beerfest (2006)

The troupe lacks a specific comic point of view -- not that one is required of a movie called Beerfest.

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28 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Motörhead: Kiss of Death

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Led Zeppelin: The Origin of the Species [DVD]

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Burning Man: Beyond Black Rock (2005)

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28 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Icelander by Dustin Long

It features a lost world, literary forgeries, inhuman fox-clad assassins, kidnapping, murder, and heroic ballad karaoke, all of which are irresistible.

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28 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Ziggy Kinder: Akrobatik

Ziggy Kinder produces minimal techno animated by a spirit of puckish enthusiasm that places the work at odds with the overriding perception of most modern electronic music.

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Danielle Peck: Danielle Peck

The next wave of that wooden-legged phenomenon known as Shania? Well, good luck with that.

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28 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Das Bierbeben: Alles Fallt

Allien on downers for a session of ego preaching.

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Trickle Down Corruption in 'This Is the Police'

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