THE FABELMANS – Review by Valerie Kalfrin

The creative life is a circus for an artist, with allures impossible to resist. Director Steven Spielberg’s semiautobiographical drama The Fabelmans shows his early fascination with movies; yet instead of making himself the focus—a portrait of the blockbuster pioneer as a young Steven, if you will—he crafts an intimate story that credits his parents as his inspiration.

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THE FABELMANS – Review by Diane Carson

The Fabelmans presents director Steven Spielberg’s family story. Spielberg, who needs no introduction, has co-written, produced, and directed his most personal movie to date, the autobiographical The Fabelmans. Beginning January 10, 1952, in New Jersey, progressing through 1964 high school graduation, and concluding a year thereafter, the story profiles this family, anchored in Sammy, i.e., Steven. Beginning with his first film, Sammy is captivated.

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