Spielberg’s slow-motion capture: How CGI can cause great film-makers to take leave of their senses

  Thirty-four years ago, Steven Spielberg created the just-about perfect family movie in E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. So his reunion with that film’s screenwriter, Melissa Mathison, should have been something to cherish. But for the first hour of The BFG, I watched in bafflement, amazed  that this writer-director partnership could have created something so lifeless. And … Continue reading Spielberg’s slow-motion capture: How CGI can cause great film-makers to take leave of their senses