Robert Zemeckis

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The Witches review – Roald Dahl reboot fails to cast the original's magic spell
Robert Zemeckis’s retelling of the wicked children’s story feels more grumpy than scary, while its comedy veers between frantic and strained

Peter Bradshaw

21, Oct, 2020 @4:00 PM

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I've never seen ... Back to the Future
This 80s gem throws up some strange messages for a family film, but its mind-bending meta-mania is a joy to watch under lockdown

Katherine Purvis

20, Apr, 2020 @8:21 AM

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Star debuts and happy returns: theatre, dance and comedy in 2020
Tom Stoppard gets personal, Cush Jumbo does Hamlet, Hollywood names bring everything from tragedy to comedy … plus dance confronts shame and there’s standup open heart surgery

Arifa Akbar, Lyndsey Winship and Brian Logan

02, Jan, 2020 @9:00 AM

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The most exciting movies of 2020 – family films
Mulan fights her way out of controversy, Pixar jams with a jazz Coco and Keanu Reeves stars opposite SpongeBob Squarepants in next year’s most promising kids’ flicks

Guardian film

25, Dec, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Great Scott! Back to the Future returns as a musical for 2020
Time-travel film’s co-creator to write dialogue while Olly Dobson takes Marty McFly role

Chris Wiegand

17, May, 2019 @10:38 AM

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And the nominees aren't: the Oscarbait films that failed in 2019
While Roma and The Favourite might be leading the race, there’s a list of major prospects that struggled to turn buzz into votes

Benjamin Lee

23, Jan, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Welcome to Marwen review – misjudged doll drama
Robert Zemeckis’s semi-animated style hampers this fascinating real-life story

Simran Hans

30, Dec, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Welcome to Marwen review: Steve Carell on icky form in straightwashed misfire
Robert Zemeckis tries too hard to sentimentalise Mark Hogancamp’s story, meaning what might have been a complicated drama plays like a dud Forrest Gump

Peter Bradshaw

19, Dec, 2018 @5:00 PM

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Back to the Future – the reboot everybody wants but no one thinks is a good idea
Director Robert Zemeckis has tried to put an end to another outing for Marty McFly but 71% of Americans are clamouring for a remake. And what the people want, the people will get

Stuart Heritage

23, Nov, 2018 @10:05 AM

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Marion Cotillard on global reaction to the US election: 'Fear is winning'
Star of second world war thriller calls for artists to defend free speech, while her director Robert Zemeckis says the Trump years will be boon for TV and film industry

Andrew Pulver

22, Nov, 2016 @5:37 PM

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Allied review – Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard fail to find Blitz spirit
Robert Zemeckis lacks his usual fizz in this tourist visit to a heritage-wartime past, in which Pitt and Cotillard look and act like strangers

Peter Bradshaw

21, Nov, 2016 @8:01 AM

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Festival fever: 40 films we predict will premiere at Venice, Toronto and Telluride
New films from Jake Gyllenhaal, Tom Hanks, Emily Blunt and Amy Adams are set to be unveiled at the upcoming festivals. Here’s our run-down of what to expect

Catherine Shoard, Andrew Pulver, Henry Barnes and Benjamin Lee

20, Jul, 2016 @5:23 PM

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