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Robert Redford

All American Hero

by Laura Leon April 10, 2014


  I know what big-budget movie I’m going to see again this year, and that would be Captain America: The Winter Soldier. And get this—neither my 8- nor 11-year-old accompanied me the first time. Sure, it ...

The Old Man and the Sea

by Ann Morrow November 13, 2013


  Absurd, really, the fragility of existence. One day you are tranquilly sailing the Indian Ocean, and the next, your beautiful old sailboat is taking on water and you’ve lost all power of navigation and radio ...

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

by The Staff October 3, 2013


  Believe it or not, the western movie was dying in 1969. Sergio Leone’s spaghetti westerns had blown up the genre’s conventions, and younger audiences were tired of the genre. Funny, then, that the highest grossing ...

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All the President’s Men

by The Staff March 28, 2013


  One of the greatest political journalism films also happens to be based on a true story: Alan J. Pakula’s 1976 drama All the President’s Men. That’s why it’s on the AFI 100 list, and will ...

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Saddle Freud

by John Rodat July 14, 2011


The subject of Cindy Meehl’s documentary Buck comes across like the mash-up protagonist you’d get if you crossed leads out of Sam Shepard and Tom Robbins. Buck Brannaman is a cowboy: a trick-roping, colt-breaking, black-coffee-drinking ...

History Lecture

by John Rodat April 20, 2011

Never before has a Wikipedia page had such star power. Unlike many movies based on real events, Robert Redford’s new courtroom drama, The Conspirator, can pretty convincingly claim historical accuracy. This account of the trial of ...