Tag Archives: Steven Spielberg

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

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 didn’t want to lose those memories with a sub-par film. But, I am so glad I did. Every bit of the movie made me smile and yes, I admit, cry just a little.... Continue Reading

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

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 even the upcoming Assassins Creed film.... Continue Reading

Sydney Film Festival Review: The BFG (USA, 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 critics as well as audiences.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Bridge of Spies (US, 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 the Cold War.... Continue Reading

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

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 lawyer who must negotiate the release of a pilot, Francis Gary Powers (Austin Stowell), who has been captured by the Soviet Union. The historical thriller will be in cinemas next month, but for now you’ll have to make do with this stylish, exciting duo of trailers.... Continue Reading