Josh Reviews The Fabelmans
Steven Spielberg’s latest film, The Fabelmans, is a lightly fictionalized version of Mr. Spielberg’s formative years, discovering his love for (and skill at) cinema and weathering his families’ moves across the country and his parents’ divorce. The film opens with young Sammy
Josh Reviews Ready Player One
Steven Spielberg’s latest film, Ready Player One, is an adaptation of Ernest Cline’s popular novel of the same name. (Full disclosure: I have not read the novel, and so I will be judging Ready Player One fully on its strengths and weaknesses as a movie.) The story is s
Josh’s Favorite Movies of 2017 — Part Four!
And so we reach the end of my look back at my favorite movies of 2017! Click here for part one of my list, click here for part two, and click here for part three! And now, here are my five favorite movies of 2017: 5. The Big Sick — The Big Sick, written by Kumail Nanjiani
Steven Spielberg Triumphs Again With The Post!
In 1971, the New York Times obtained a secret study prepared by the Department of Defense on the history of the United States’ involvement in Vietnam from 1945-1967. These documents demonstrated that a succession of Presidential administrations had been lying to the U.S. publi
Josh Enjoys Seeing Close Encounters of the Third Kind Back on the Big Screen!
About a week after seeing the new 3D release of James Cameron’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day, I got to see one of the 40th anniversary screenings of Close Encounters of the Third Kind. I can’t believe this film is forty years old!!! Close Encounters is one of my very fav
Josh Reviews The BFG
I adored the work of Roald Dahl as a kid, and The BFG was in heavy rotation for me for many years. The idea of a movie adaptation of that terrific book was exciting, and that it would be helmed by Steven Spielberg — probably the greatest director working today — was even
More Thoughts on Star Wars: The Force Awakens!
Well, my review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens has generated a lot of interesting feedback, and as friends have been seeing the film over the last several days I’ve had a number of fascinating conversations, digging deeply into the film. Sometimes I find that if I write a revie
Josh Reviews Bridge of Spies
Bridge of Spies, the new film from Steven Spielberg, spans events in the Cold War from 1957-1962. The film opens with the arrest of Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance), a Soviet spy living in Brooklyn, NY. Jim Donovan (Tom Hanks), a lawyer who primarily deals with insurance, agrees to serv
The Top 15 Movies of 2012 — Part Two!
Click here to read part one of my list of the Top 15 Movies of 2012, in which I listed numbers 15-11. Now, onward! 10. Looper — In this smart, original sci-fi flick written and directed by Rian Johnson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Joe. Joe is a Looper, someone paid to kill g
Josh Reviews Lincoln
With the simple title of Lincoln, one might expect the new film from Steven Spielberg to be an all-encompassing biopic of the life of our famous stovepot-hat-wearing former President. However, quite cunningly, Mr. Spielberg and screenwriter (and acclaimed playwright) Tony Kushner (b