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What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'Evil Dead' Probably Won't Be 'The Company You Keep;' Fall Into A 'Trance' With 'Upstream Color'

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • April 5, 2013 5:04 PM
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Looking for an adrenaline fix this weekend? Perhaps you're thinking about extreme sporting, a long run, or riding roller coasters. All good choices, and we'd like to suggest another. Head over to your local multiplex, where an assortment of shocking, dynamic, unearthly films are sure to get your pulse racing and breathing shallow. From the blood-spattered horror of the "Evil Dead" reboot to the chase sequences in Robert Redford's newest political conspiracy picture to a demonic possession tale and a story about cannibalism, this slate of releases guarantees your heart will be beating as hard and fast as your brain. Oh, and then there's the naked Norwegian chick with a lion's tale (who probably has sinister intentions).

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.

Contest Giveaway: Win 'The Company You Keep' Prize Packs With Cliff Martinez Soundtrack & Novel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 3, 2013 4:16 PM
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At 76 years old, Sundance founder, legendary actor and filmmaker and cinematic icon Robert Redford doesn't show any signs of slowing down. Not only has he booked a role in the blockbuster "Captain America: Winter Soldier," he's got "A Walk In The Woods" gearing up to shoot this fall with Richard Linklater, but coming first is "The Company You Keep." And featuring an unbelievable ensemble and some politically charged material, this could be a nice intelligent diversion this spring movie season.

Exclusive: Listen To 3 Tracks From Cliff Martinez's Score For Robert Redford's 'The Company You Keep'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 21, 2013 2:41 PM
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There are few composers working today who are as exciting as Cliff Martinez. And while he's been at it for over two decades, it's the past few years that have really seen him establishing his own unique corner in the industry. With electronically tinged work that can be throbbing, propulsive, alienating, captivating and more, he's earned the attention of filmmakers as wide ranging as Steven Soderbergh (a frequent collaborator), Nicolas Winding Refn and Harmony Korine (he powers up the helmer's debauchery odyssey "Spring Breakers"). But his latest effort is for one of cinema's most enduring icons: Robert Redford.

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: 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.

8 New Photos From Robert Redford's 'The Company That You Keep'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 12, 2012 12:10 PM
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While 1980's Oscar-winning directorial debut "Ordinary People" remains a potent and emotional picture, and 1994's "Quiz Show" is a rare and rich drama, Robert Redford's output behind the camera over the last decade or so can be characterised mostly by two words -- 'sleep aid.' None of "The Legend of Bagger Vance," "Lions for Lambs" or "The Conspirator" had much of anything interesting to them, bar some solid, if unexceptional performances.

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

  • By Simon Abrams
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  • September 9, 2012 8:43 PM
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  • 8 Comments
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.

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

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 30, 2012 7:23 AM
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It's interesting to see how films rise or fall during the fall festival season. As critics and industry put together their schedules, a variety of factors determine which movies they'll see and which they'll pass on for now, perhaps to wait for another day. And you can bet when Sony Pictures Classics announced they had acquired Robert Redford's "The Company You Keep" at the end of last week, it suddenly shot up the prirority list for press. And now, this pretty rivieting new trailer will only stoke that anticipation further.

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