Robert McKee’s WORKS / DOESN’T WORK Film Reviews

Horace and Pete (2016)

Horace and Pete (2016)

An American comedy-drama web series created by Louis C.K. starring himself and Steve Buscemi as co-owners of an Irish bar, Horace and Pete’s.

45 Years (2015)

45 Years (2015)

A married couple preparing to celebrate their wedding anniversary receive shattering news that promises to forever change the course of their lives.

WHERE TO INVADE NEXT (2015)

WHERE TO INVADE NEXT (2015)

To learn what the USA can learn from other nations, Michael Moore playfully “invades” them to see what they have to offer.

ROOM (2015)

ROOM (2015)

After five-year-old Jack and his mother escape from the enclosed surroundings that Jack has known his entire life, the boy makes a thrilling discovery.

THE REVENANT (2015)

THE REVENANT (2015)

A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820’s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.

CAROL (2015)

CAROL (2015)

In an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s seminal novel The Price of Salt, CAROL follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York.

THE BIG SHORT (2015)

THE BIG SHORT (2015)

Robert McKee gives a brief review of THE BIG SHORT (2015), directed by Adam McKay.

SPOTLIGHT (2015)

SPOTLIGHT (2015)

Robert McKee gives a short review of the film SPOTLIGHT (2015), directed by Tom McCarthy.

BROOKLYN (2015)

BROOKLYN (2015)

Robert McKee gives a short review of the film BROOKLYN (2015), directed by John Crowley.

INSIDE OUT (2015)

INSIDE OUT (2015)

Robert McKee gives a review of the film INSIDE OUT (2015), directed by Pete Docter.

Other Reviews

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (2015)

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (2015)

A review of George Miller’s film, Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), by Bass Wakil, co-author with Robert McKee on their upcoming book on the Action genre, ACTION: The Art of Excitement.

Robert McKee on AMERICAN SNIPER Success

Robert McKee on AMERICAN SNIPER Success

Public Radio International’s The Takeaway recently asked Robert McKee about the reasons for the surprising box office success of American Sniper (2014), starring Bradley Cooper and directed by Clint Eastwood.

KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON (2014)

KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON (2014)

The writing lesson here is the difference between sentiment and sentimentality; how to express the hard truth of sentiment without wallowing in the mushiness of sentimentality.

COMING HOME (2014)

COMING HOME (2014)

Stories created for the page demand a special talent for retelling in film.  And as COMING HOME once again demonstrates, Zhang Yimou is one of the world’s most brilliant conveyers of prose to the screen.

EDGE OF TOMORROW (2014)

EDGE OF TOMORROW (2014)

Robert McKee gives a short review of the film EDGE OF TOMORROW (2014), starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2014)

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2014)

Bass Wakil reviews Marvel’s surprise hit GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2015). Bass is the co-author with Robert McKee on their upcoming book ACTION: The Art of Excitement.

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