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SUMMER READING: ‘The Circle’

SUMMER READING: ‘The Circle’

A dystopian novel about a future that seems frighteningly within reach, Dave Eggers’s “The Circle” focuses on the pervasiveness of modern technology and its potential to overtake the fundamental ways in which our society functions. Although the novel is at times too verbose, its core premise is fascinating; Eggers’s thought-provoking[Read More…]

by August 13, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide

Movie Review: Sully

When Hollywood needs to cast a captain, Tom Hanks is the guy to call. From his performance as Commander Jim Lovell in “Apollo 13” to his turn as Captain Richard Phillips in “Captain Phillips,” Hanks has developed an expertise at playing leaders under pressure. Now, under the direction of the[Read More…]

by September 16, 2016 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
A Conversation with Steven Spielberg

A Conversation with Steven Spielberg

Given his extensive body of work, it is no question that Steven Spielberg is often referred to as the greatest filmmaker of the modern age. Having challenged filmic cliches and pioneered special effects at the vanguard of Hollywood over the past 40 years, Spielberg films have very little in common,[Read More…]

Movie Review: ‘Bridge of Spies’

Movie Review: ‘Bridge of Spies’

★★★★☆ Many of Steven Spielberg’s films have dared audiences to dream bigger and demand more from Hollywood studios. Movies like “Jaws,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “Jurassic Park” are seen as the quintessential summer blockbusters. However, Spielberg, a special effects pioneer who reshaped the look of the Hollywood blockbuster,[Read More…]

Extremely Emotional and Incredibly Long

Most of us can remember exactly where we were and what we were doing on the morning of Sept. 11, 2011. For nine-year-old Oskar Schell, the memory of listening to his father’s voice on the answering machine from the inside of the World Trade Center torments him every day. Based[Read More…]

by January 25, 2012 0 comments The Guide