The Mind Reels

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Stranger Things (2016) – Season 1

Picture a Stephen King novel directed by Steven Spielberg, with a score by John Carpenter, and a beautifully balanced touch of nostalgia and you have the wondrous, scary, funny, and … Continue reading

July 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Midnight Special (2016) – Jeff Nichols

Owing its pedigree to films of the 80s like John Carpenter’s Starman and Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Nichols writes and directs this science fiction road movie that … Continue reading

April 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) – John Landis, Steven Spielberg, Joe Dante and George Miller

Four great directors give their own interpretations of four classic stories from Rod Serling’s fantastic television series in this big screen adaptation that is the next stop on the Sci-Fi … Continue reading

March 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jurassic World (2015) – Colin Trevorrow

The Park is open! It’s time to go back to Isla Nublar to take a look at the latest update to the world created by Steven Spielberg (who serves as … Continue reading

June 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

War of the Worlds (2005) – Steven Spielberg 

I dive back into more HG Wells cinematic adaptations with the Sci-Fi Chronicles book, settling in to rewatch the Spielberg take on the classic invasion tale, done so well in the previously … Continue reading

May 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hot Docs 2015: Raiders! – Jeremy Coon & Tim Skousen

Screening today at the Hart House theatre at 9:30 is a documentary that completely encapsulated my youth and filled me with awe, and a fire to create. Back in 1981, … Continue reading

April 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Trailer Tracks: Hook (1991) – Steven Spielberg

Continuing my nod to Robin Williams… I’m still trying to process the fact that he’s gone… here’s a film that I so related to him in. I’ve always been young … Continue reading

August 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

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