This horse went to war.

“Some pig.”  Remember when Charlotte wove that web?  Well, replace “pig” with “horse” and you’ve got the reaction director Steven Spielberg aims to get out of his audience following each and every scene in War Horse, which features about a dozen climaxes, each signaled by a massive crescendo in the romantic score by Spielberg’s longtime … Continue reading

Certified Classics: Close Encounters of the Third Kind

“I guess you’ve noticed something a little strange with Dad. It’s okay, though. I’m still Dad.” Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Steven Spielberg, 1977) With Richard Dreyfuss, Francois Truffaut, Teri Garr and Melinda Dillon. I had never seen this movie until now and I’m glad I can finally say I have. The film somehow … Continue reading