Robert McKee’s WORKS / DOESN’T WORK Film Reviews
An uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy’s father dies.
A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles.
The story of a team of African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space program.
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.
A married couple preparing to celebrate their wedding anniversary receive shattering news that promises to forever change the course of their lives.
To learn what the USA can learn from other nations, Michael Moore playfully “invades” them to see what they have to offer.
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.
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.
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.
Robert McKee gives a brief review of THE BIG SHORT (2015), directed by Adam McKay.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Robert McKee gives a short review of the film EDGE OF TOMORROW (2014), starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt.
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.