Articles tagged robert zemeckis

‘The Walk’ Is Part Caper and Part Thrilling Ballet

Joseph Gordon-Levitt finds a winning vulnerability and doubt behind the tightrope walker Philippe Petit’s preternatural confidence.

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NYFF 2015: ‘The Walk’ - Philippe Petit’s Achievement Is Now Family Friendly

Before Man on Wire was released, Robert Zemeckis planned to turn the children's book The Man Who Walked Between the Towers into a feature film.

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Director Robert Zemeckis Walks ‘The Walk’ As a Quixotic Filmmaker

Like a number of his other movies, The Walk ends with surprising melancholy, one that belies Zemeckis’ reputation as a pop artist.

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Looking Back at ‘Back to the Future’

The most irreverent, knowing, daring and hippest time travel story of all time has, inevitably and fittingly, become a time capsule.

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Cinema Qua Non - Indispensable DVDs: Part 2

Day Two - A demanding Decalogue overflowing with everything: from fascinating international fare, misbegotten masterworks, some out of the blue bafflers, and that seminal show about “nothing”.

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2 Mar 2008 // 10:00 PM

Beowulf (2007)

Crawling with mermaids and monsters, irony, and gore, Beowulf delivers the goods, without betraying its core narrative.

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‘Beowulf’ screenwriter says don’t expect `300’ in Viking horns

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.—Fantasy author Neil Gaiman automatically turns down offers to rewrite others’ work for the screen, but in the case of “Beowulf,” whose

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16 Nov 2007 // 2:05 AM


Beowulf is the model man, outrageous and arrogant, and so admired far and wide.

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Romancing the Stone/The Jewel of the Nile (1984)

Everything in Jewel of the Nile is predictable, right down to the romantic final scenes at sunset.

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11 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Polar Express (2004)

It's part Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, and part Terry Gilliam's Brazil, that is, just this side of sinister.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

What Lies Beneath (2000)

CAUTION: This review contains spoilers, although frankly, it doesn’t reveal much more information than the film’s trailer does. “Take Me Away!” The most

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Cast Away (2000)

Cast Away, the new movie directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks, follows the life of Chuck Noland (Hanks), an over-achieving efficiency expert for

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//Mixed media

Indie Horror Month 2015: 'Dark Echo'

// Moving Pixels

"Dark Echo drops you into a pitch back maze and then renders your core tools of navigation into something quite life threatening.

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