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Director: Robert Zemeckis
Starring: Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Don Cheadle, Melissa Leo
Screening at: New York
Why: Robert Zemeckis hasn't tried his hand at live-action filmmaking in over a decade, that's why. But if you need more reason, the trailer and premise for the film indicate the kind of adult, drama, mid-budget filmmaking we just don't get enough of these days. Denzel Washington looks to be at the top of his game -- preview reactions have called it "'Leaving Las Vegas' territory" -- as an embattled airplane pilot dealing with the investigation of an emergency landing that could land him in prison as a result of him having alcohol in his system during the flight. NYFF scored a real coup landing this for it's closing night presentation.