From “Sugarland” to “The Fabelmans”: Mother Figures by Steven Spielberg

By Brian Skutle In “The Fabelmans” (2022), Steven Spielberg finally turns the lens on his own family after spending nearly five decades taking bits and pieces of his upbringing for stories as varied as “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” (1977), “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” (1982), “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” (1989) and “Catch Me if You Can” (2002). Here, we follow his surrogate, Sammy … Continue reading From “Sugarland” to “The Fabelmans”: Mother Figures by Steven Spielberg

Blue Jean (2022) – Review

Film critic Calum Cooper reviews Georgia Oakley’s directorial debut “Blue Jean”, a triumphant Indie film that is quietly scathing of prejudice, and proudly celebrant of the LGBTQ+ community. Continue reading Blue Jean (2022) – Review

Women Talking (2022) – A Roundtable of Reviews

In this special feature for In Their Own League, various writers from the league come together to share their thoughts on Sarah Polley’s “Women Talking”, in celebration of the film’s themes and structure. Continue reading Women Talking (2022) – A Roundtable of Reviews