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September 13, 2012 | By Steven Zeitchik
There are a number of political angles worth discussing in Robert Redford's "The Company You Keep," which tries, sometimes murkily, to look at radicalism in the 1960s through a 21st century lens. The thriller-drama, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this week, also offers the prospect of Shia LaBeouf as a cocky reporter (you know you've been wanting it). But there's a different, possibly more voguish story line in the movie, one about older people finding redemption.
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April 15, 2014 | By Larry Gordon
Pitzer College, a liberal arts school in Claremont, has joined the vanguard of U.S. campuses deciding to sell off its investments in fossil fuel companies as a statement of concern about global warming. Pitzer's board of trustees recently voted to approve a divestment plan to sell off about $4.4 million in fossil-fuel related investments, mainly in oil and gas companies, by the end of this year from the school's $125-million endowment. The remaining $1 million or so in fossil fuels investments, mainly those in large multi-industry funds, will be sold off soon after, officials said.
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January 25, 2014 | By Jeffrey Fleishman
The lines crease and arc, deeper they have grown, spooling out from lips, chin and eyes, which glimmer like blue flames in a vigil. The face is a map, a diary; a rough terrain once smooth, showing its courage in its frailties. It is still handsome - age can thieve only so much - but it makes you think of him many years ago in the roles of Gatsby, the Sundance Kid and the all too-content Hubbell Gardiner. Robert Redford started so young, so perfect, an impossible mirror. But age has crept upon him. In his new film "All Is Lost," Redford's buffeted face needs no syllables to articulate the fate of Our Man, a lone sailor adrift on a broken boat.
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April 7, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
[On Monday mornings, Movies Now will be looking at some aspect of the No. 1 movie over the weekend. This week: Robert Redford's homecoming in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier. "] Robert Redford long ago transitioned from matinee idol to Hollywood elder statesman, and of late the actor, director and Sundance guru has tended to focus on smaller, serious-minded dramas, such as 2013's "The Company You Keep" (which he also directed) and "All Is Lost. " So it came as a surprise to many when Redford signed on for the latest Marvel extravaganza, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," which debuted to $96.2 million over the weekend and became the top April opening of all time.
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December 17, 2013 | By Susan King
The 29th Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced Tuesday that Robert Redford will receive the American Riviera Award at a tribute Feb. 7 at the Arlington Theatre. The festival takes place Jan. 30 through Feb. 9. Redford, 77, has starred in such classic films as 1969's "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," 1973's "The Sting" and "The Way We Were" and won a best director Oscar for his debut feature as a filmmaker, 1980's "Ordinary People. " Redford also changed the landscape of independent cinema, establishing Sundance Institute and the Sundance Film Festival.
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March 29, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
Though Robert Redford may be the very platonic ideal of a movie star -- a matinee idol from films such as "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," "The Sting," "The Way We Were," "The Electric Horseman" and "Out of Africa" -- he has of late been involved with smaller-scale, socially conscious dramas. So many were surprised last week by the news that Redford would be appearing in the Marvel Studios comic-book action sequel "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" as a senior leader in the secret government agency of S.H.I.E.L.D.
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August 24, 2012 | By Nicole Sperling
A few weeks ahead of the trifecta of fall film festivals, Sony Pictures Classics has purchased all U.S. rights to Robert Redford's new film "The Company You Keep. " Redford stars in the film that he also directed opposite Shia LaBeouf, Julie Christie and Susan Sarandon. The movie centers on a former Weather Underground activist (Redford) who goes on the run from a journalist (LaBeouf) who has discovered his identity. Lem Dobbs ("Haywire") adapted the script from the 2003 novel by Neil Gordon.
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August 24, 2012 | By Glenn Whipp
The 21st century has so far seen the release of three movies directed by Robert Redford: "The Legend of Bagger Vance," "Lions for Lambs" and "The Conspirator. " So this morning's news that Sony Pictures Classics has picked up the Oscar-winning director's latest, the political thriller "The Company You Keep," prompted a question for SPC Co-president Tom Bernard. Can Redford be relevant again? "This movie has the potential to re-establish him," Bernard says of the film, which focuses on a former Weather Underground militant (Redford)
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January 17, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman
PARK CITY, Utah -- Violence in entertainment isn't just a topic for Washington this week -- it's also on the mind of Sundance Film Festival organizers. Days after a White House Task Force on Gun Violence led by Vice President Joe Biden met with a group of Hollywood executives, Robert Redford, who helped found the Sundance Film Festival, admitted he himself questions the industry's emphasis on violence. "I think it's absolutely not only appropriate, but overdue, to have a dialogue" about violence on screen, the filmmaker said Thursday at a news conference kicking off the 10-day long annual event.
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April 4, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK - For all its perks, being a popular young actor like Shia LaBeouf in today's media climate can come with some intense pressures. So intense that one of Hollywood's longest lasting stars says he probably couldn't handle them. "I don't envy Shia's generation," said Robert Redford, LaBeouf's director and co-star in the new dramatic thriller "The Company You Keep. " "If what's put to him had been put to me when I was starting out, I might have stayed a painter. " VIDEO: Robert Redford on "The Company You Keep" LaBeouf, who joined Redford for an interview here this week, brought in a historical perspective.
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March 3, 2014 | By Glenn Whipp
The Oscars are over, Twitter has recovered, the pizza has been devoured and the delivery guy is probably still waiting for the money to make its way from Pharrell Williams' hat to his pocket. But everyone else, host Ellen DeGeneres tells us, is a winner - well, except for "American Hustle," which went 0 for 10 in its nominated categories. (Don't sweat it. The art of survival is a story that never ends.) So what can Hollywood learn from the last six months of awards campaigning?
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January 25, 2014 | By Jeffrey Fleishman
The lines crease and arc, deeper they have grown, spooling out from lips, chin and eyes, which glimmer like blue flames in a vigil. The face is a map, a diary; a rough terrain once smooth, showing its courage in its frailties. It is still handsome - age can thieve only so much - but it makes you think of him many years ago in the roles of Gatsby, the Sundance Kid and the all too-content Hubbell Gardiner. Robert Redford started so young, so perfect, an impossible mirror. But age has crept upon him. In his new film "All Is Lost," Redford's buffeted face needs no syllables to articulate the fate of Our Man, a lone sailor adrift on a broken boat.
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January 19, 2014
Captain Phillips Sony, $30.99; Blu-ray, $40.99 Available on VOD beginning Jan. 21 The true story of the hijacking of the freighter Maersk Alabama becomes a refreshingly original action movie in "Captain Phillips," a Paul Greengrass-directed, Billy Ray-scripted, Tom Hanks-starring docudrama that plays up the complexities of the conflict with a you-are-there intensity. As Richard Phillips, Hanks is officious and even a little prickly, which exacerbates the situation when he's being held at gunpoint by a young, wiry pirate (Barkhad Abdi)
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January 17, 2014 | By Mark Olsen
When people talk of "main street" in their coverage of the Sundance Film Festival, it's not a metaphor, as the small ski-resort town really does have a main thoroughfare that is central to much of the action. It's also the most obvious example of the tension between the growing glitz and the small-town quaintness that is part of the fabric of the event. As the film festival celebrates its 30th anniversary, these photos are a reminder of how truly intimate the event once was - and also how exciting the meetings it creates can be, bringing together critic Roger Ebert with provocateur Michael Moore, or maverick filmmakers such as John Sayles and Robert Altman.
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January 16, 2014 | By Glenn Whipp
We're presuming that if you're reading this that you're awake (and if you're here on the West Coast, may we ask "why?" or is that a little nosy?) and ready and raring to devour the motion picture academy's Oscar nominations when they're revealed beginning at 5:38 a.m. PST this morning. (Streaming begins live at 5:30 a.m. PST here on Movies Now .) How will the major races shake out? Here are five key areas to watch once you're properly caffeinated:  OSCARS: Live blog | Full coverage Best picture.
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January 16, 2014 | By Kenneth Turan, This post has been corrected. See note at bottom for details.
If, as has been said, the movie business is like a giant tanker ship that can't change course on a dime, this year's Oscar nominations show an organization in the midst of making that kind of adjustment in direction, moving slowly but steadily from the past to the future. Imagine a world where movie stars of the pedigree of Robert Redford and Tom Hanks give two of the best performances of their careers but don't get Oscar nominations. On the other hand, imagine a world where the stunning "Stories We Tell," Sarah Polley's ground-breaking documentary that mixes re-creations with reality, is snubbed.
HOME & GARDEN
April 19, 2010 | Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Update: A Malibu beach home once owned by actor-producer-director Robert Redford has sold for $11.75 million. The gated two-story, built in 1948, has walls of glass, living areas that open to patios, and stone and hardwood floors. There are five bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, two fireplaces and 5,329 square feet of living space in the seaside house along Broad Beach. Redford, 73, is directing "The Conspirator," a historical drama. He starred in " Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" (1969)
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April 5, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
In “The Company You Keep,” the new film directed by Robert Redford, the Oscar winner also stars as a onetime political radical who has lived for decades as a fugitive from justice under a false identity. When the quiet, stable life he has created for himself is jeopardized, he is set back on the run to clear his name once and for all. The film, which opens Friday, has an impressive cast that includes Shia LaBeouf, Anna Kendrick, Brendan Gleeson, Brit Marling, Stanley Tucci, Terrence Howard, Richard Jenkins, Chris Cooper, Sam Elliott and Nick Nolte.
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January 12, 2014 | By Glenn Whipp
The bar opens at the Beverly Hilton at 2:30 p.m. PST for those attending tonight's Golden Globes ceremony. This will be followed by a champagne dinner at 3:30 p.m. with free-flowing wine at the guest tables. And, yes, the bar will remain open throughout the evening. The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.'s answer to Prohibition leads to the occasional absence of inhibition during the night, which, let's be honest, is why most of us watch the Golden Globes. What do you remember from last year: what movie won best picture comedy/musical or Jodie Foster's magnificently weird proclamation that she is decidedly "not Honey Boo Boo Child" and telling everyone that she was not coming out and then proceeding to do just that.
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January 10, 2014 | By Glenn Whipp
Golden Globes. Sunday night. Imagine this scenario at the Beverly Hilton: Sometime after co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler engage in a little wordplay about gravity and their formal wear and belt out a parody of some song from "Mary Poppins" (maybe "I Love to Laugh" with a dance line of call girls from "The Wolf of Wall Street" high-kicking in the background), Robert Redford wins the Globe for lead actor drama. The Hollywood icon takes to the stage and delivers a beautiful, moving speech.
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