2016 Awards Profile: ‘Allied’ from Robert Zemeckis

2016 Awards Profile: ‘Allied’ from Robert Zemeckis

Welcome to the 2016 Awards Profiles series, where we talk about high and low-profile films coming to a theater near you at some point this year.  We will analyze the potential for these films to be players for the Academy Awards, and while many of these have the potential to be recognized, many will not […]

Brad Pitt’s ‘Allied’ Gets Awards Season Release Date

Brad Pitt’s ‘Allied’ Gets Awards Season Release Date

“Allied,” a WWII romantic thriller starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard, is set for an awards season release date of Nov. 23. The film, which is being directed by Robert Zemeckis, follows Max Vatan (Pitt), a French-Canadian intelligence officer who meets a French Resistance fighter (Cotillard) while on a dangerous mission in Casablanca in 1942. […]

Film Review #2: The Walk (★★★)

Film Review #2: The Walk (★★★)

There’s three very different sections to Robert Zemeckis‘ new film The Walk. One part is fairly underwhelming, one part is fun yet slight, while one part is positively astounding. That makes for a definite mixed bag, but while the movie takes a while to find its footing (no pun intended), when it settles into being […]

NYFF Film Review: The Walk (★★)

NYFF Film Review: The Walk (★★)

NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: Robert Zemeckis has created some of the best films of the last 30 years.  “Forrest Gump” is one of cinema’s finest masterpieces, “Back to the Future” revolutionized the time travel genre, and “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” is a beautiful merge of animation and the real world.  With his newest effort “The Walk,” […]

FSLC moves NYFF53 Opening Night screening of THE WALK to Sat, Sept 26

FSLC moves NYFF53 Opening Night screening of THE WALK to Sat, Sept 26

New York, NY (July 29, 2015) – The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today that the World Premiere of Robert Zemeckis’s The Walk will take place on Saturday, September 26 instead of Friday, September 25 due to Pope Francis’s upcoming visit to New York. The date change was made for logistical and security reasons. […]

Historical Circuit: Back to the Future (1985)

Historical Circuit: Back to the Future (1985)

We don’t need to hop in the DeLorean to revisit “Back to the Future,” which turns 30 years old this week

New Trailer for ‘The Walk’ hits, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt

New Trailer for ‘The Walk’ hits, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt

It was announced earlier this week thatRobert Zemeckis‘ latest movie The Walk, which stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, would be the Opening Night selection of the 2015 New York Film Festival, their 53rd annual event. Each year, the festival launches a number of titles into the Oscar race, so one has to assume that this film is […]

Robert Zemeckis’ ‘The Walk’ will open the 53rd New York Film Festival

Robert Zemeckis’ ‘The Walk’ will open the 53rd New York Film Festival

Right now, I feel like one of the few people particularly high (no pun intended) on Robert Zemeckis‘ upcoming film The Walk. Part of it is because most feel like the documentary Man on Wire already told the story, and it did, but I hold out hope due to Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the lead role. […]

Awards Profile: The Walk

Awards Profile: The Walk

Robert Zemeckis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt look to take Philippe Petiti’s true story to new heights in “The Walk”

First Trailer for Robert Zemeckis’ ‘The Walk’ starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt

First Trailer for Robert Zemeckis’ ‘The Walk’ starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Well, after taking a step back to his earlier days of filmmaking with Flight, director Robert Zemeckis is embracing 3D again in with his latest outing, the true life tale The Walk. Essentially a narrative retelling of the documentary Man on Wire, this film will see Zemeckis use 3D to give audience members vertigo if […]

First Images from Robert Zemeckis’ ‘The Walk’

First Images from Robert Zemeckis’ ‘The Walk’

Today we got a first look at the next film by Robert Zemeckis, The Walk. It recounts the famous true story of Philippe Petit’s daring high-wire walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974. As you may recall, the documentary version of this story (Man on Wire) won the Oscar for […]

Bound by Flesh (★★½)

Bound by Flesh (★★½)

Subjected to exploitation, financial abuse and abandonment, Bound by Flesh tells the inequitable story of Violet and Daisy Hilton, perhaps the world’s most famous pair of conjoined twins, who started out in sideshow attractions and performed variety shows across the U.S. for most of their adult lives. Their showy performances were a facade that hid […]

Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Star in Robert Zemeckis’ next film

Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Star in Robert Zemeckis’ next film

For those of you who thought that Flight wasn’t the best use of Robert Zemeckis as a live action filmmaker, he’s got another movie in mind to try and get you back on board with him. Apparently, Zemeckis is going to film an adaptation of the memoir To Reach the Clouds, which was written by […]

Historical Circuit: Forrest Gump (★★★★)

Historical Circuit: Forrest Gump (★★★★)

The 1990s yielded several choices for this week’s Historical Circuit, and it’s expected considering I was able to watch and enjoy movies more as the decade wore on.  (I won’t disclose at what age I watched certain movies because I’ve been told some were inappropriate for my young age.)  With that, I look forward to […]

The Academy Celebrates 25th Anniversary of ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit?’

AMPAS is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Robert Zemeckis’ Who Framed Roger Rabbit? by presenting a new digital restoration of the film. Roger Rabbitt won three Oscars (four if you include the Special Achievement award that it won), and was nominated for six total. Have a look at the official press release after the jump.

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