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Sorry Richard Linklater, Robert Redford Will Direct 'A Walk In The Woods' Himself

  • By Kieran McMahon
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  • May 10, 2013 12:44 PM
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As excited as we were at the prospect of “Before Sunset” with two old guys in the woods (no really!), it has been confirmed that the director of “A Walk in the Woods” will now be Robert Redford and not Richard Linklater, as we previously reported.

Robert Redford Takes 'The Old Man And The Gun' With 'Ain't Them Bodies Saints' Director David Lowery

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 11, 2013 5:15 PM
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At 76 years old, Robert Redford could take the easy way out, working with the established veterans he could easily reach with a phone call, and doing safe material that would be a lay up with critics and audiences. But that's just not how Redford rolls. Booking a part in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," and with a reportedly dialogue-free role in "Margin Call" director J.C. Chandor's upcoming "All Is Lost," Redford is finding some fun with younger filmmakers in the kinds of movies he's not really known for. And now he's teaming up with a director who made some serious waves at Sundance in January.

Review: Robert Redford's 'The Company You Keep' Is An Unconvincing Bit Of Agitprop

  • By Simon Abrams
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  • April 4, 2013 4:58 PM
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The third film in Robert Redford’s recent series of stillborn, bleeding heart dramas, "The Company You Keep" is a busy but inert civic-minded thriller. As a director, Redford has yet to break his recent habit of using hackneyed dialogue to talk down to his audience with Aaron Sorkin-esque dialogue that authoritatively spells out his talking points. But unlike "Lions for Lambs," an impressively incensed civics lesson that thinks it’s a drama, "The Company You Keep" is too cool of a film to be admired for its creator’s chutzpah alone. In fact, it’s probably the most frustrating of Redford’s recent films because it has a pseudo-contemplative atmosphere to it, one that superficially begs viewers to reflect upon how far they would go for their convictions. Political apathy is the real enemy in "The Company You Keep," making it pitiably ironic that Redford’s latest is as unmoving as it is.

Richard Linklater To Take 'A Walk In The Woods' With Robert Redford & Nick Nolte

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 3, 2013 3:29 PM
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It seems both Richard Linklater and Robert Redford are having a moment. The former will be spending a good part of 2013 doing laps for "Before Midnight," his much anticipated sequel to "Before Sunrise" and "Before Sunset." Meanwhile, Redford has his latest directorial effort "The Company You Keep" hitting theaters this weekend, a surprising role in the blockbuster "Captain America: The First Avenger," an intriguing near silent turn in the upcoming disaster pic of sorts "All Is Lost" and a must-read Esquire profile too. So perhaps it makes sense that these two old Sundance pals should decide to work together.

Robert Redford Signs Up For S.H.I.E.L.D.: Legendary Star In Talks For 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 22, 2013 2:27 PM
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Now this is a curveball. Since the era of the tentpole movie came about, legendary star Robert Redford has mostly stayed clear of them. Of course he's starred in blockbusters, but they were back in the day, when men were men and blockbusters were movies like "The Sting" and "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and "A Bridge Too Far." These days, Redford tends to appear in his own work when he acts, and the closest he's come to taking a big studio paycheck in the last decade was voicing a horse in "Charlotte's Web."

Watch: Get On The Case With 8 Clips From Robert Redford's 'The Company You Keep'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • March 21, 2013 10:20 AM
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Robert Redford’s “The Company You Keep” comes to theaters in a few weeks and, for those curious to check this film out, a whopping eight clips have landed online. The first thing that will pop out at you upon viewing the clips is how ridiculously stacked this cast is. Redford, Shia LaBeouf, Julie Christie, Susan Sarandon, Brendan Gleeson, Brit Marling, Anna Kendrick, Nick Nolte and Terrence Howard are all featured in the eight clips. If that’s not enough, how about some great, seasoned character actors like Sam Elliott, Stephen Root, Stanley Tucci, and Chris Cooper? Holy mackerel.

New Photos Of Shia LaBeouf, Brit Marling, Robert Redford & More In 'The Company You Keep'

  • By Kieran McMahon
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  • March 15, 2013 3:28 PM
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The Company You Keep, Shia LaBeouf, Brit Marling
Five years after Robert Redford’s disappointing anti-war drama "Lions for Lambs" the 76-year-old actor, director and Sundance mogul is back in similar territory. He directs and stars in the forthcoming "The Company You Keep" which tells the story of Jim Grant, a public interest lawyer and single father living in Albany, New York. Shia LaBoeuf’s brash reporter exposes Grant as a fugitive, wanted for a murder he allegedly committed in his days as an anti-war radical. Grant is forced to go on the run and find the person who might be able to clear his name.

Watch: The Real-Life Rigged Episode Of 'Twenty One' That Inspired Robert Redford's 'Quiz Show'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • March 4, 2013 9:41 AM
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While reality television has long been forced into quotations because of its manufactured truths, we as an audience expect more legitimacy from the game show format. Robert Redford's 1994 historical drama “Quiz Show” took this assumption and dismantled it through a focus on one pivotal TV program -- “Twenty One” -- and now the real-life episode where the whole scandal began is available for viewing.

Watch: Robert Redford Is On The Run From Shia LaBeouf In New Trailer For 'The Company You Keep'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 13, 2013 3:54 PM
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What are moral and ethical lines of digging into someone's past, particularly someone who might have been affiliated with a horrible action, but all in the name of the greater good? These seem to be the thematic tangles that Robert Redford will look to uncover in his latest directorial effort, "The Company You Keep." And a brand new trailer has arrived showing off a mix of ideals and thrills coming for you this spring.

Robert Redford Says 'Margin Call' Director J.C. Chandor's 'All Is Lost' Is Dialogue Free

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 17, 2013 3:38 PM
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The Sundance Film Festival is now underway, which means the next week or so is going to be a blitzkrieg of announcements, buzz, hype and more from the films showing their stuff up in Park City. But the first juicy nugget of news doesn't come from any of the movies, but from the festival's founder Robert Redford, and it's about one of his forthcoming pictures from a Sundance alum.

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