Film Review Short Shorts: Catch Me If You Can


CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (2002) by Steven Spielberg: 9/10

24 Words or Less: Cinematic entertainment par excellence. A funny and charming cat-and-mouse game with two great leads and several moving moments, based on a true story. 

Best bit: Honorary mention for one of my favourite John Williams scores, which is little known and frustratingly difficult to get hold of.


N.B. When you inevitably want to do some extra-curricular research on the real Frank Abagnale, I highly recommend the talk he gave here:, continued


Film Review Short Shorts: E.T. The Extra Terrestrial


E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL (1982) by Steven Spielberg: 2/10

24 Words or Less: I just didn’t get it. Watching as an adult, E.T. (creature or film) isn’t funny or adorable. It’s very Spielbergy, which isn’t a compliment.

Best Bit: Not watching this as a child and therefore not caring about a wrinkled hobbit.

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