Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

Blogroll

Thompson on Hollywood

Open Letter Accuses Upcoming 'Truth,' to Star Redford and Blanchett, of Lies

Any film about semi-recent political controversy — and a classic battle of “they’re wrong, I’m right,” no less — is sure to incite more hubbub on release. When the film has only just cast two leads and has yet to shoot a single frame? Well, at least it's drumming up publicity.
  • By Nick Newman
  • |
  • July 25, 2014 4:46 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment

Robert Redford, Cate Blanchett, and James Vanderbilt Will Tell Dan Rather's Story In 'Truth'

Returning to the hallowed halls of Liberal journalism is "All the President's Men" star Robert Redford, who plans to play Dan Rather, the former CBS newsman whose sterling reputation was, in 2004, forever tainted by a scandal concerning then-President George W. Bush's Air Force records.
  • By Nick Newman
  • |
  • July 11, 2014 4:24 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

CNN to Air Three More 'Death Row Stories' Starting Next Sunday

CNN's original series "Death Row Stories" is set to return to the news channel next Sunday, July 13, with three new episodes debuting on successive Sundays.
  • By Jacob Combs
  • |
  • July 3, 2014 11:54 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Weekend Top Ten Box Office: Marvel's 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Smashes the Field

Marvel/Disney's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" vacuumed up nearly 60% of the Top 10 gross of $157 million. Recent openers "Noah" (Paramount) and "Divergent" (Lionsgate) took powerful body blows and fell quickly from their modest starts. "Captain America"'s strong number distorts the overall box office performance, which is otherwise showing signs of weakness.
  • By Tom Brueggemann
  • |
  • April 6, 2014 1:07 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

The Russo Brothers Talk 'The Winter Soldier' as Conspiracy Thriller

Thanks to sibling co-directors Anthony and Joe Russo, adults can marvel in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." It's a wildly entertaining mash-up of the conspiracy thriller and superhero genres, in which Chris Evans' World War II Marvel superhero not only finds himself trapped between two worlds but also opposing world views.
  • By Bill Desowitz
  • |
  • April 4, 2014 2:58 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Anatomy of a Release: Roadside Attractions' Redford-Starrer 'All Is Lost'

Did Roadside Attractions do anything wrong in distributing "All is Lost," as Robert Redford has suggested? Compare Roadside's overall release plan to similar English-language limited-release films and the company did about as well as it realistically could have.
  • By Tom Brueggemann
  • |
  • January 18, 2014 12:32 PM
  • |
  • 16 Comments

New York Film Critics Circle Awards Dinner Expects a Starry Turnout

The New York Film Critics Circle holds its annual awards dinner Monday night and while the critics themselves try to keep the Oscar speculation at arm’s length, the people angling for statuettes don’t. Which is why the honorees “rumored” to be showing up at the historic Edison Ballroom (they’re always “rumored” until they actually show up) will be reducing the paparazzi to puddles of goo.
  • By John Anderson
  • |
  • January 3, 2014 5:02 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment

Santa Barbara Awards Robert Redford the American Riviera

This is the year that Sundance maestro Robert Redford visits other people's festivals in addition to his own. He went to Cannes in May with J.C. Chandor's survival drama "All is Lost," in which he gives a virtuosic solo performance. It was the first time a Sundance filmmaker had asked Redford to star in a film. Then Redford schlepped to Telluride and New York. (Here's our career profile.) Now the Santa Barbara International Film Festival will honor the actor/director/ producer--who nabbed a Best Actor nomination from the Golden Globes and a win from the New York Film Critics Circle --with the American Riviera Award.
  • By Anne Thompson
  • |
  • December 17, 2013 9:30 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

New York Film Critics Winner Redford Candidly Talks Career and Stunning 'All is Lost' (UPDATE)

Following his triumph at Cannes with "All is Lost," Robert Redford has now landed a Best Actor win from the New York Film Critics Circle. He is on his way to an expected Oscar nomination.
  • By Anne Thompson
  • |
  • December 3, 2013 3:26 PM
  • |
  • 3 Comments

Trailers from Hell: Ti West on Conspiracy Theorist Comedy 'Sneakers,' Starring Kingsley, Poitier, Ackroyd and Redford

Who's Afraid of Richard Pryor's Sneakers? concludes at Trailers from Hell, with director Ti West introducing 1992 conspiracy theorist comedy "Sneakers."
  • By Trailers From Hell
  • |
  • November 29, 2013 2:15 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Email Updates