Spielberg and Cruise seem to mend fences. Is it genuine?

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Tom Cruise greets Steven Spielberg at the 95th Annual Oscars Nominees Luncheon held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. on February 13, 2023. Photo by Bang Showbiz/REUTERS.

Director Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise had a “positive and upbeat” encounter at the Academy Awards luncheon this week, after an almost 20-year estranged relationship going back to 2005 when they last worked together in “War of Worlds.” At the event, Spielberg said Cruise saved theatrical distribution with “Top Gun: Maverick”s staggering success. 

Kim Masters and Matt Belloni analyze this exchange, plus, they look into a new James Stewart and Rachel Abrams’ book about Sumner Redstone. 




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