These films vary greatly in terms of artistic style as well as in the kind of stories they tell and the messages the share. Many people may think of Animated Shorts as an unimportant category within the Oscars, but I’m really impressed with this year’s nominees. Give just a slight difference in how one weighs each film, any one of them could be a worthy winner.
I’ve read The BFG to my children twice, and of all of the Roald Dahl stories, it’s my favorite. Thankfully, Steven Spielberg must love it, too, because he delivered it in theatrical form this summer. Unfortunately, it didn’t do as well as expected, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a magical, heartwarming tale that will delight the… [Read More]
I find it interesting that the same year Steven Spielberg brought us E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, children’s book author Roald Dahl published The BFG, a kind of bedtime fairy tale. Now Spielberg brings Dahl’s story to the big screen with all the visual magic it deserves.