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Thursday, Sep. 8, 2022
After a string of live-action remakes, from "Beauty and the Beast" to "The Lion King," the Walt Disney Co. has finally gotten around to " Pinocchio." Along the way, there have been some nice performances, enormous heaps of CGI and, lest anyone forget, one very blue Will Smith.
Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019
Eighteen years ago, a man named Mark Hogencamp was brutally beaten by five men outside of a bar in Kingston, New York. The assault put him in a coma for over a week and left him with permanent brain damage and little memory of his previous life. To cope, he constructed an elaborate miniature...
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016
In a world of franchises, reboots and comic-book films, the original espionage thriller "Allied" is a comparatively bold gamble for a studio. Glamorous, serious, and classically made (with a healthy dose of CGI), "Allied," from director Robert Zemeckis and screenwriter Steven Knight, looks to...
Monday, Nov. 21, 2016
Deeply nostalgic moviemaking is rendered with digital precision in Robert Zemeckis' highly manicured World War II romance "Allied."
Zemeckis' control of his camera is absolute, if self-consciously so. In "Allied," with Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard, he has resurrected the espionage...
Monday, Sep. 28, 2015
Can a great third act make a great film? Conventional wisdom would say no. It's silly to spell out, but beginnings and middles are important, too.
But if you're going to nail one section, the end isn't a bad place to start. The audience leaves...
Thursday, Sep. 24, 2015
In the months and years after Sept. 11, the World Trade Center was swept out of the movies. The Towers were removed from such films as "Zoolander" and "Serendipity" that were shot before the tragedy. Since then, the skyline where the Towers once formed the "H'' in...