15 October 2015 6:12 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Because of his enduring mainstream popularity (not to mention the amount of blockbuster filmmakers whose careers he’s inspired), Spielberg doesn’t always receive his due, dismissed in some quarters as merely a “commercial” moviemaker who lacks the soul of a true artist. That’s nonsense. While he’s had his share of duds, the man has continued to challenge himself, tackling different genres and subject matters along the way. Here’s our ranking of all 29 of Spielberg’s feature films, including Bridge of Spies, out this week.29. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008): After four decades cultivating a distinguished and rewarding career, Spielberg decided to sign up for another Indy sequel despite ending the trilogy with its hero literally riding into the sunset. What was the draw? Four years later, the answer still isn’t clear. Crystal Skull is easily Spielberg’s laziest, sloppiest work »

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