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
A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906 by Simon Winch

Through no weakness on the author or publisher, it arrived not long after Hurricane Katrina wiped out New Orleans, another American city at the opposite end of the country and century.

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2 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Weather Man (2005)

'The Chicago weatherman,' says Nicolas Cage, 'is a very important weatherman, because everyone in Chicago relies on him so much, and if he gets it wrong, it really ruins their day.'"

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Great minds collide, but there's as much friction as there is heat.

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B.Fleischmann: The Humbucking Coil

Canny post-rock pop goodness from Mr. Fleischmann, whose record Pop Loops for Breakfast is one of Matt Cibula's fave raves of this century.

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Lanterna: Desert Ocean, Geoff Farina et al: New Salt

Two completely different, and successful, takes on instrumental rock.

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1 Mar 2006 // 11:00 PM

LunarTheory: LunarTheory

Canadian indie music that isn't much more exciting than the Canadian daily news.

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Oceansize: Everyone into Position

Precise, powerful, and provoked, Oceansize are anything but twee British choir boys. Finally, the land of sensitive stadium rock offers something different.

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1 Mar 2006 // 11:00 PM

P.O.S. takes rap-rock to an entirely new realm, with an epic album that eschews misconceptions about the genre.

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Headscan: Pattern Recognition

This Canadian duo specializes in that vaguely Matrix-y soundtrack styled 'dark techno.'

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1 Mar 2006 // 11:00 PM

Ex-Boyfriends: Dear John

More fun than substance from these new-wave power-poppers, but they do look cute in ties...

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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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