Steven Spielberg

Interview: Director Colin Trevorrow, Chris Pratt and the cast of Jurassic World: Dominion on ending the franchise

June 8, 2022

The end of two eras comes to a close this week as Jurassic World: Dominion roars into theatres, finalising both the original Jurassic Park and World trilogies that have seen dinosaurs roam the Earth for close to three decades. Ahead of the film’s release, Peter Gray was invited to the global press conference to speak […]

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Film Review: West Side Story is the most alive Steven Spielberg has felt as a director in over a decade

December 19, 2021

Even for a filmmaker of Steven Spielberg‘s stature, it’s safe to say that taking on a property such as West Side Story would still be a daunting task.  The 1961 cinematic adaptation of the 1957 Broadway production was awarded 10 Oscars, including Best Picture, and has remained something of a cultural criterion in the decades […]

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Film Review: Ready Player One (USA, 2018) is bursting at the seams with escapist nostalgic fantasy

March 25, 2018

So some full disclosure here, I have not read the book upon which Ready Player One written by Ernest Cline is adapted from. So henceforth this review is based solely on my viewing of the film and my experience with pop culture in general. There seems to be a fairly general consensus that a lot […]

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Film Review: The Post (USA, 2017) is a thrilling look at a significant point in history

January 9, 2018

These days the words, “The Post” are more likely to get you thinking about a blog then a newspaper. In fact, Steven Spielberg’s latest film, The Post is all about history and a bygone era in print journalism. It’s a historic thriller and bio-pic that looks at how The Washington Post handled the decision to […]

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Sarah Paulson, Carrie Coon, Bob Odenkirk and more join Steven Spielberg’s The Papers

June 9, 2017

Steven Spielberg is certainly a busy man. Currently in the midst of a lengthy post-production period for his sci-fi adaptation Ready Player One, the influential director has wasted little time getting his next project off the ground. With Spielberg’s Pentagon Papers film The Papers (previously titled The Post) ambitiously being fast-tracked for an awards-friendly 2017 release. The film has previously […]

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Roald Dahl’s daughter Lucy Dahl on dreams becoming reality in The BFG (EXCLUSIVE)

December 20, 2016

Watching Steven Spielberg’s magical little masterpiece The BFG was something, I admit, I tried to avoid for longer than I should have. I had so many fond memories of reading Roald Dahl’s The BFG growing up as well as Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, Matilda, James & The Giant Peach and so many more. I […]

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Iconic Producer & Director Frank Marshall talks Jason Bourne, Sully, Assassin’s Creed, being married to Star Wars and… DJing? (EXCLUSIVE)

December 1, 2016

I recently had the honour of meeting legendary producer and director Frank Marshall. Across a career which started in the late 1960s, Mr Marshall has produced and directed some of the biggest movies in the history of cinema, from Batteries Not Included to Gremlins, Indiana Jones, Back to The Future, Jurassic Park, Jurassic World and […]

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Film Review: The BFG (USA, 2016)

June 29, 2016

Like many people in the world, Roald Dahl has been one of my favourite authors during my childhood. His twisted sense of humour, his unique whimsical touch and its warm-hearted tone have delighted kids as well as adults all around the world and even the film adaptations of his works have all been well-regarded by […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: The BFG (USA, 2016)

June 14, 2016

Like many people in the world, Roald Dahl has been one of my favourite authors during my childhood. His twisted sense of humour, his unique whimsical touch and its warm-hearted tone have delighted kids as well as adults all around the world and even the film adaptations of his works have all been well-regarded by […]

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Cary Fukanaga to direct Stanley Kubrick’s Napoleon

May 24, 2016

It has been confirmed True Detective‘s Cary Fukanaga will direct and Steven Spielberg will co- produce Stanley Kubrick’s long term project Napoleon as a miniseries for HBO. We can also get excited that this project will have Kubrick’s long time producer Jan Harlan along for the ride. If you’re not aware, this is something  Kubrick spent a great deal of […]

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The first full trailer for The BFG is here

April 6, 2016

Steven Spielberg‘s take on the Roald Dahl classic got it’s first trailer today. It’s only a short teaser for the full film but it does give a good look at the visual effects set to the bring the titular giant to life – which, if nothing else, look like a pretty distinctive and cinematic take […]

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Disney confirms new Indiana Jones, Ford and Spielberg returning

March 16, 2016

Hot off the heels of the success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (and long after the dust has settled around the critically-reviled Kingdom of the Crystal Skull), Disney have confirmed that a fifth Indiana Jones film is in the works with Harrison Ford set to reprise his role as the titular archaeologist. Steven Spielberg […]

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Bridge of Spies cast talk Mark Rylance, Francis Gary Powers

February 17, 2016

A pair of new behind-the-scenes clips for Steven Spielberg‘s Bridge of Spies have been released online excursively through The Iris. The first sees lead actor Tom Hanks talking about working alongside Mark Rylance on the film and how it helped draw out the best of him as an actor. Check it out below The second […]

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Film Review: Bridge of Spies (US, 2015)

October 20, 2015

Watching Bridge of Spies, I couldn’t help picturing Steven Spielberg hopefully pressing his tuxedo. Along with Lincoln (2012), it is set in shadowy rooms with windows of blinding white light, like a Polaroid of American democracy in the process of development. Again, the themes are highly relevant today, despite taking place at the height of […]

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Tom Hanks reunites with Steven Spielberg for Bridge of Spies; watch the epic trailer now

September 16, 2015

The last time seasoned actor Tom Hanks teamed with seasoned Director Steven Spielberg was 2004, with romantic-comedy The Terminal, now 11 years later the dynamic Actor-Director duo have re-teamed to deliver a Cold War drama with Bridge of Spies. The forthcoming film, which also stars Amy Ryan and Mark Rylance, is about an insurance claims […]

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Steven Spielberg moves forward on Ready Player One movie

March 26, 2015

The film version of Ernest Cline’s wildly popular Ready Player One is moving closer to production. The book, a dystopian science fiction story set in a virtual world built around video games and D&D lore, is set to be adapted by Steven Spielberg according to a new report from Deadline. The 2011 novel follows a […]

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