Redford, Loneliness and the Ocean

Anyone who has never been in the middle of an ocean surrounded by an eternity of waves can ever imagine  how lonely it can be. Time has no meaning and distance is a dream on an empty sea, whether you’re on a cruise ship, a troop ship, a battle ship or a canoe. It’s all the same in a cosmic vision. The ocean is a metaphor for loneliness. Robert Redford, the actor who once seemed to offer little more than …

Psst! How to Get Redford to Star in Your Movie

Director J.C. Chandor had an ingenious plan for getting Robert Redford to star in his one-man adventure film, All is Lost. He asked him. To hear Redford tell it, of all the directors young and old whose films have been featured at his Sundance Film Festival over the years, only Chandor thought to propose a movie role for him. Related: Robert Redford: 10 Great Roles Even Chandor admits it’s a bit hard to believe, but it’s a story he’s more than willing …

Movies for Grownups Weekend Preview Oct. 18

Is this the biggest movie weekend of the year? Possibly! You’ll never get to all these openings in a couple of days, but two sure-fire Oscar contenders - All is Lost and 12 Years a Slave - should be at the top of your must-see list. 12 Years a Slave Chiwetel Ejiofor as a free black man kidnapped and sold into slavery leads a powerful cast. Movies from Roots to Django Unchained have shown us the evils of slavery: 12 Years a Slave makes …