Review: Robert Zemeckis’ Allied

allied-1From the moment Brad Pitt drops into the opening frame like a celestial object descending from some matinee idol galaxy far, far away, to the point, minutes later, that the camera sizes up an impossibly glamourous, probably duplicitous Marion Cotillard in a cosmopolitan café, Allied already seems to be two meta-textual steps ahead of its audience. You want movie stars swooning over each other in an illicit romance? Well, here they are. Continue reading