Cinemarginalia: September 14

This is the first installment in an new weekly series of miscellany-loaded posts. This one includes notes on my recent encounters with Blue Jay, Luce, War of the Worlds, The Peanut Butter Falcon, and more!

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Ready Player One (2018)

Spielberg gets lost in nostalgia, serving up a flashy but frustrating contradiction.

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Spielberg invites you to Post dramatic stress

Even if you know this story of #RealNews and a crooked government, your nerves will be singed by this slow-burn Spielberg drama.

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The BFG (2016)

Once upon a time, a father and son saw Steven Spielberg's "The BFG." You won't believe what happened next.

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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

Five years ago this week, I was so excited about seeing Harrison Ford return to the role of Indiana Jones — and even more excited about seeing Karen Allen return to the role of Marion Ravenwood — that I had a great time watching Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Then I saw the film again...

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35 Years Ago Today, Strange Lights Filled the Sky

Today's anniversary nearly slipped past me. But then a tweet from actor Richard Dreyfuss caught my eye...

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Lincoln (2012)

This time, Spielberg focuses on the delicate art of bringing characters to life instead of the anxious work of provoking one's audience into reacting.

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Abraham Lincoln: A Trailer, A Speech, and "Divine Providence"

Here's the trailer for Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, starring Daniel Day-Lewis. But that's just the beginning. Since America will have Lincoln on the mind in the coming weeks, I encourage everyone to read the text of Abraham Lincoln's amazing Second Inaugural Address. Read it out loud. And then, well, the fun's just getting started. Check this out...

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