Seen & Heard

Seen at the Movies: There seems to be a vague feeling of dissatisfaction over both the quality and box-office performance of Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds, which opened last week. Some of it undoubtedly relates to anti-Tom Cruise sentiments in the air, and some to the dopey, almost parodistically Spielbergian conclusion to the film. But for most of its way, I found War of the Worlds to be a frightening, spectacularly well made vision of science-fiction mayhem, one

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