Flight. 2012. USA. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. 138 min.
Screenplay by John Gatins. With Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, Kelly Reilly. Returning to live-action filmmaking after a 12-year absence, Zemeckis develops his now characteristic themes of isolation and escape into a drama about an airline pilot (Denzel Washington) whose act of heroism (a brilliant crash landing) threatens to expose his hidden dependency on drugs and alcohol. This is precise, emotionally subjective filmmaking, with moments of technical finesse worthy of Hitchcock.