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  • THE BFG *Movie Review*

    By Zoe Hewitt

    July 4, 2016 | 10:02 am

    Book-to-movie adaptations are tricky work.  What works in a book may not translate well to screen and that's where Steven Spielberg's THE BFG stumbles.  Each individual element of the movie seems like it should work, from the two time Oscar winner production designer Rick Carter to...

  • A close encounter with Steven Spielberg’s dad

    By Tom Tugend

    June 13, 2012 | 1:32 pm

    For Arnold Spielberg’s birthday in the late 1950s, his wife, Leah, gave him a Brownie movie camera. He had little chance to enjoy the present because it was immediately appropriated by his 13-year-old son, Steven.

    Young Steven Spielberg repaid the gift a year or so later, when the...

  • Opinion: A river runs through it: Answering Spielberg’s ‘Munich’

    January 11, 2012 | 6:00 pm

    There is a scene at the end of Steven Spielberg’s controversial 2005 film, “Munich,” that disappointed a lot of Israel’s supporters. Spielberg’s camera caresses the dramatic Manhattan skyline, pans over the East River and ends hauntingly at the Twin Towers, which were still...

  • Spielberg in talks to direct Moses film

    November 17, 2011 | 2:00 pm

    Steven Spielberg is in talks to direct a movie about the life of Moses.

    The film, “Gods and Kings,” is based on a script by Michael Green and Stuart Hazeldine. According to reports, Spielberg has entered formal talks with Warner Bros. to be the film’s director.

    Spielberg, 64, an...

  • Community Briefs

    September 16, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Mazon Pledges Funds to Sudan

    Two Jewish groups have joined forces to try to save the lives of sickly, starving Sudanese refugees fleeing from government-sanctioned brutality.

    Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger and the Jewish Coalition for Sudan Relief have pledged $25,000 apiece...

  • Community Briefs

    May 6, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Anti-Terror Exhibit Opens

    Los Angeles City Hall was the first stop of a traveling anti-terror exhibit that opened this week. The exhibit, which features a 40-foot suicide bombed Israeli commuter bus on a flatbed truck, flanked by video screens with images of terror attacks from...