Steven Spielberg’s semi autobiographical ode to a childhood out of the ordinary is his gift to us for the holidays.
Curious to compare this sentimental and idealized — with a little edge — fantasia of a childhood making movies with James Gray’s similarly autobiographical “Armageddon Time,” another Jewish kid determined to make art running up against parental expectations.
Two films with an Oscar winner and a four time Oscar nominee playing Jewish mamas.
Unfortunately, Michelle Williams has not won an Oscar. I know, I know. She should have won by now, but maybe Spielberg will finally get her one this year.