All the President’s Men (1976) – Alan J. Pakula

One of the films that are on DK Canada’s What Else to Watch list after I screened Battle of Algiers is one of my favorite newspaper films, All the President’s Men. Based on the brilliant expose by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein the film is as relevant now, perhaps more so, as when it was…

The Twilight Zone: The Complete Series

Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone is one of those television titles that surpassed its small screen trappings to become something more, something bigger, iconic, finding its way into the very fabric of the cultural DNA. Even today, people make references to it, by humming the iconic opening theme by Marius Constant, (though Bernard Herrmann composed a…

Out of Africa (1985) – Sydney Pollack

  Meryl Streep and Robert Redford headline this romantic drama  that is based on a true story, and is a recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book for my screening of Gone With the Wind. Claiming a number of Oscars, including Best Picture, Director, Score (by John Barry), Screenplay, and obviously, Cinematography,…

All is Lost (2013) – J.C. Chandor

I’m a huge Robert Redford fan, and I love boats and ships so this one seemed like a sure match for me. Played with almost no dialogue (what there is, is few and far between, and scant at that), Redford is the lone soul aboard the Virginia Jean. A competent and resourceful sailor he sees…

Trailer Tracks: Sneakers (1992) – Phil Alden Robinson

Now this is how you put a trailer together, it gives you a taste of the plot, and seriously ups the tension the entire way through its 2 minute run. With a star-fueled cast like this – Robert Redford, Ben Kingsley, Sidney Poiter, River Phoenix, Mary McDonnell, Dan Akroyd, David Strathairn, and James Earl Jones –…

Trailer Tracks: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

This is one of my all-time favorite westerns, and I love the pairing of Paul Newman and Robert Redford.  Directed by George Roy Hill, who would later reunite with the duo to make the equally enjoyable The Sting. The trailer is too long for my tastes, and definitely shows too much of the story, but…

Captain America: Winter Soldier (2014) – Anthony & Joe Russo

Marvel titles just keep coming! And this entry into the Marvel-evrse shows that the world and its characters are continuing to grow, and that, as of yet, the studios aren’t sacrificing story for spectacle. Chris Evans returns as super-soldier Steve Rogers in his first solo mission (that we’ve seen) since the events in New York depicted…

The Sting (1973)

Ahh, the classics. Robert Redford, who is one of my favorite actors, always worked wonderfully with Paul Newman, and it’s just too bad that they never got to do another film together. But this one, and Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid have enough Hollywood magic to keep me smiling. Both films were also directed…