Saturday, August 19, 2017

Robert Zemeckis

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...