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Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). Directed by Steven Spielberg. With Harrison Ford, Karen Allen and Paul Freeman. There are few films in the history of cinema that achieve the rhythm, artistry and dripped-in-inspiration execution of Raiders of the Lost … Continue reading

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Always (1989) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Always (1989) Directed by Steven Spielberg. With Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, John Goodman and Audrey Hepburn.  Throughout his illustrious career, Steven Spielberg has often found himself in the sights of sniper critics who claim his work is riddled with a … Continue reading

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The Sugarland Express (1974) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

The Sugarland Express (1974) Directed by Steven Spielberg. With Goldie Hawn and William Atherton. There are shots and sequences in The Sugarland Expres in which we see the early genius of Steven Speilberg at work. Based on ‘true events’, Goldie … Continue reading

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) Directed by Steven Spielberg. With Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Bob Balaban, Melinda Dillon, Cary Guffey and François Truffaut. Not only is Close Encounters a beautifully made film, it also represents another key stage in … Continue reading

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) Directed by Steven Spielberg. With Dee Wallace, Henry Thomas, Peter Coyote, C. Thomas Howell, Drew Barrymore and Robert McNaughton. I don’t recall a mainstream director who mines the same depths of fear, love and joy of … Continue reading

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) Directed by Steven Spielberg • Written by Jeffrey Boam • Story by George Lucas & Menno Meyjes With Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, Denholm Elliot, Julian Glover and River Phoenix. After the … Continue reading

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Jaws 2 (1978) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Jaws 2 (1978) Directed by Jeannot Szwarc. With Roy Scheider, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton. Released 3-years after Steven Spielberg’s seminal shark thriller, this sequel, directed by Jeannot Szwarc, retains the suspenseful, B-movie feel of the first film, minus the nuanced … Continue reading

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Jurassic Park (1993) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Jurassic Park (1993) Directed by Steven Spielberg. With Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Richard Attenborough. In 1993 the shock and awe on the face of Sam Neill’s character upon first sight of dinosaurs in Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park … Continue reading

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Jurassic Park III (2001) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Jurassic Park III (2001) Directed by Joe Johnston. With Sam Neill, Tea Leoni, William H. Macy, Alessandro Nivola, Trevor Morgan, Michael Jeter, John Diehl, Bruce A. Young and Laura Dern. Steven Speilberg vacates the directors chair for this second dino-sequel, … Continue reading

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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) Directed by Steven Speilberg. With Harrison Ford and Kate Capshaw. Up until 2008, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom was widely considered the weakest of the Indy films but thanks to … Continue reading

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