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What Lies Beneath
"...Directed by: Robert Zemeckis. Starring: Harrison Ford, Michelle Pfeiffer, James Remar, Miranda..."

July 21, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Walk
Philippe Petit dreamed it and Robert Zemeckis brings it to life
"...Directed by: Robert Zemeckis. Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon,..."

Oct. 2, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Monster House
This animated tale of a carnivorous, haunted house and the band of neighborhood kids who decide to put it out of commission feels maddeningly unfinished.
"...wispy thing that, surprisingly, given its Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis producerial pedigree fails to adequately evoke the sheer..."

July 21, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Ghost Ship
"...produced by former HBO Tales From the Crypt heads Robert Zemeckis and Joel Silver -- wallows about amid bad..."

Oct. 25, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Quick and the Dead
"...film, Raimi tosses in a few effects cribbed from Robert Zemeckis' Death Becomes Her and one straight out of..."

Feb. 10, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Welcome to Marwen
Outsider artist's harrowing true story gets a misguided Hollywood sheen
"...Directed by: Robert Zemeckis. Starring: Steve Carell, Leslie Mann, Diane Kruger, Merritt..."

Dec. 21, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Beowulf
The irony inherent in using 21st century motion-control technology to tell a tale approximately 1,400 years old is just one of many bizarrely entertaining aspects of Beowulf.
"...Directed by: Robert Zemeckis. Starring: Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, Robin Wright Penn,..."

Nov. 16, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Disney's A Christmas Carol
The novelty of this motion-capture rendition of Dickens classic eventually gives way to emotionally bland storytelling.
"...Directed by: Robert Zemeckis. Starring: Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Cary..."

Nov. 6, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Allied
WWII espionage thriller can't hold a candle to Casablanca
"...Directed by: Robert Zemeckis. Starring: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris, Lizzy..."

Nov. 23, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Flight
"...Directed by: Robert Zemeckis. Starring: Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, Kelly Reilly, John..."

Nov. 2, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Polar Express
Chris Van Allsburg’s magical tale of the Christmas Eve re-education of a Santa-doubting adolescent gets the motion-capture treatment.
"...Directed by: Robert Zemeckis. Starring: Tom Hanks, Michael Jeter, Peter Scolari, Nona..."

Nov. 12, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Contact
Carl Sagan's novel about the celestial mysteries is embodied onscreen by Jodie Foster as the astronomer heroine and Matthew McConaughey as her spiritual counterpart from the other side of the fence
"...Directed by: Robert Zemeckis. Starring: Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Skerritt, Angela..."

July 11, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Cast Away
"...Directed by: Robert Zemeckis. Starring: Chris Noth, Peter Von Berg, Geoffrey Blake,..."

Dec. 22, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Lost at Sea and Back Again
Bill Broyles' Extraordinary Adventure Story
"...and into the water far below. As filmed by Robert Zemeckis, it is a painfully prolonged, graceless nosedive, punctuated..."

Dec. 29, 2000 Screens Feature by Sarah Hepola

Forrest Gump
"...Directed by: Robert Zemeckis. Starring: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti..."

July 15, 1994 Movie Review by Robert Faires

Death Becomes Her
"...Directed by: Robert Zemeckis. Starring: Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn, Isabella..."

Aug. 7, 1992 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Back to the Future
"...Directed by: Robert Zemeckis. Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson..."

Dec. 10, 2002 Movie Review

A League of Their Own
"...or just starting production: There's The Faculty, directed by Robert Rodriguez (Desperado); Office Space, written and directed by Mike..."

March 12, 1999 Screens Feature by Jesse Sublett

Paramount Announces Summer Classic Film Series Lineup
See the whole schedule and get some tickets to escape the heat
"...(1976, 114min/color, DCP) Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Albert Brooks, Harvey Keitel, Peter..."

May 16, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

AFF Honors Chris Carter, Announces First Wave
Outstanding TV Writing Award for 'X-Files' creator
"...Robert Zemeckis’ return to live-action drama, Flight, will serve as..."

Aug. 28, 2012 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Hot Movie Previews
Sneaking Into Summer
"...D: P.J. Hogan; with Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz, Rupert Everett, Philip Bosco, M...."

May 23, 1997 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

House of Wax
An occasionally creepy but mostly rote remake of the 1953 horror classic, with some putatively clever jibes at a certain high-profile hotel heiress.
"...Van Holt, Paris Hilton, Jared Padalecki, Jon Abrahams and Robert Ri'chard. Imagine for a moment that you’re a sick..."

May 6, 2005 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Luv Doc: Not a Planner
The Luv Doc talks about an OG social justice warrior from back in the day
"...the breeze. It's no accident that Forrest Gump director Robert Zemeckis, much like Forrest Gump book author Winston Groom,..."

Nov. 9, 2018 Column

The BFG
Steven Spielberg tackles Roald Dahl’s 1982 children's book
"...considerably more fake, recalling the last-gen, “uncanny valley” of Robert Zemeckis’ early-Aughts films for Disney...."

July 1, 2016 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Mortdecai
Johnny Depp fails to unleash his inner Peter Sellers in this globetrotting spy comedy.
"...of blockbuster entertainments for Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, and Robert Zemeckis, among others. In between mega-franchise script work, Koepp..."

Jan. 30, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Fall Film Festival Season Takes Flight
Programming updates from AFF, Fantastic Fest, and aGLIFF
"...Film Flight, which stars Denzel Washington and marks director Robert Zemeckis' return to live-action drama after a decade almost..."

Aug. 31, 2012 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Mars Needs Moms
Based on a children's book by Berkely Breathed, this animated film looks good but lacks emotion.
"...motion-capture animation technique has come a long way since Robert Zemeckis (a producer on this film) introduced it in..."

March 11, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Last Holiday
After being diagnosed with an incurable brain disease, a woman (who is played delightfully by Queen Latifah) discovers her moxie.
"...on wish-fulfillment, with a palpable assist from executive producer Robert Zemeckis: Prague sprinkled in storybook snow; severe couture shopgirls..."

Jan. 13, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Short Cuts
Spongebob and the Lips converge on Austin Studios, and the local IMAX pumps up its technology for 'The Polar Express'
"...Texas State History Museum is gearing up to screen Robert Zemeckis' animated adaptation of author Chris Van Allsburg's The..."

Oct. 22, 2004 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

Back to the Future: The Complete Trilogy Back to the Future: The Complete Trilogy
Considering trilogy storytelling has once again become Hollywood's new cash cow, it was only a matter of time before all three of Robert Zemeckis' Back to the Future films were released as a box set.
"...only a matter of time before all three of Robert Zemeckis' Back to the Future films were released as..."

June 20, 2003 Screens Review by Eli Kooris

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