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"All Is Lost

Popcorn Preview: A Most Violent Year

Leslie Sisman | Posted 03.09.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

As the film's title implies, there's a fair amount of violence in this movie, but it's not the kind of bloodbath we're used to seeing in modern movies. Instead, there's a feeling of danger that hangs over every scene right from the beginning.

Movie Review: Tracks

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.17.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

In Tracks, Mia Wasikowska plays a young woman who decides to do what no woman has done before her: She will walk halfway across Australia, beginning in desolate Alice Springs and traversing 1,700 miles of desert and wasteland, walking to the ocean on the island continent's west coast.

When Something's Lost: Our Fascination With Flight MH370

Robert C. Crosby, D.Min. | Posted 05.25.2014 | Religion
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.

There have been mysterious and tragic stories before, but this one is different. Just what is it that makes this story so unique and riveting to us?

Redford's LIFE Is His Oscar -- the Academy Can Keep Theirs

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 03.24.2014 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Look at the man. The man, not the movie star. What we know of him anyway--he's done a great job of staying out of the tabloids and such, so we only know him by his work. And good work it has been, from his love of the "craft" of movie making to his tireless campaign to save the whole damned planet.

Movie Review: Maidentrip

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.16.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Dekker prevailed in court, then set off -- and that is mostly the movie. But what a subject: At 14, Laura Dekker has the poise, confidence, fearlessness and skill of someone two or three times her age.

Q & A With All Is Lost's Golden Globe Nominated Composer, Alex Ebert

Xaque Gruber | Posted 03.11.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

As a fan of Ebert and his bands, I was intrigued and picked up a copy of the soundtrack at Los Angeles' Amoeba Music. I knew it was going to be good, but this soundtrack exceeded my expectations -- a truly mesmerizing work.

The Cinema Year That Was: Zaki's Flick Picks 2013

Zaki Hasan | Posted 03.02.2014 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

True stories, high stakes, big spectacle, and big funny won the day with this year's movie offerings. Here's a countdown of my top cinematic experienc...

My Favorite Films of 2013

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's the time of year when critics release their lists of the year's best films. It feels like a competitive sport -- or a provocation, which all of these lists are, by nature. As in: "This is my list of the best films. If you don't agree, you're wrong."

The MovieFilm Podcast: Paul Walker and the Future of Fast & Furious

Zaki Hasan | Posted 02.08.2014 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

This week, Zaki and Brian find themselves holding down a Sean-less fort but, unsurprisingly, still manage to pack in a full episode's worth of Movie...

All Is Lost and the Human Condition

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Is the whole struggle for life pointless? Meaningless? The void, the chasm that is deep space, the infinity that envelops us, does anything finally matter? Why resist the closing of the light?

Hit and Myth: All is Lost

Laura Shamas, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Laura Shamas, Ph.D.

All Is Lost is a movie in cinematic dialogue with Ernest Hemingway's Pulitzer Prize-winning novella The Old Man and the Sea (made into a 1958 John Sturges film starring Spencer Tracy), aspects of Roman Polanski's 1962 Knife in the Water, and even Ang Lee's film Life of Pi.

Screenwriting 101

Jon Eig | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

There's a movie in current release in which an unnamed hero, driven by largely unseen forces, decides to do something that most of us would not do.

Robert Redford as Everyman in All Is Lost

Marilyn Sewell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Marilyn Sewell

The film is not just an adventure story, not just "man against nature." It is the story of Everyman, every human being who comes to the end of life and is moved to reflect upon what that life has meant.

Interview: Writer-Director J.C. Chandor on the Brilliant All Is Lost

Zaki Hasan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

When J.C. Chandor was looking for a project to follow up his acclaimed 2011 film Margin Call, a true-life chronicle of 36 hours on Wall Street, he wen...

'All Is Lost' Is The Perfect Capstone For Robert Redford

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 10.16.2013 | Entertainment

-- What floats your boat? Do you like your movies with dialogue, multiple characters, complex story lines — you know, stuff? Or can a film without...

Movie Review: All Is Lost

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Like bookends - or perhaps a double-feature for adrenaline junkies - All Is Lost comes on the heels of Gravity with the distaff and earthbound version of a similar story.

Are You As Cool as Robert Redford in All Is Lost?

Erica Abeel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

JC Chandor's All Is Lost, a one-hander with Robert Redford, continues to surprise and resonate days after. The first surprise is that it works at all.

Movie Review: Captain Phillips

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.08.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Based on the title character's book recalling the 2009 incident -- in which an American cargo vessel in the Indian Ocean was captured by four Somali pirates -- Captain Phillips puts you right in the middle of the action and never lets you go.

New York Film Festival: 51 and Counting

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.27.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I'd give this year's festival a passing grade, just in terms of featuring movies that neither challenge you to make sense of them nor to stay awake.

Robert Redford's Return To Greatness

Mike Ryan | Posted 11.24.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

After certain movies end, all you want to do is give a cab driver $50 with the instructions to "just drive," a la George Clooney during the closing credits of Michael Clayton.

Cannibals and Snipers: Trends in American Cinema at the Deauville Film Festival

Karin Badt | Posted 11.11.2013 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Why was there a film about cannibals at the Deauville American film festival, a film so gory and graphic with chunks of flesh in the mouths, that it r...

Robert Redford Lost on a Yacht and an Autistic Boy Lost on the A Train: Two Winning Stories at the Deauville American Film Festival

Karin Badt | Posted 11.09.2013 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

My favorite film at this year's Deauville American Film Festival: J.C. Chandor's All is Lost. One of the few films featured at the festival whi...

Oscar Favorites Announced For New York Film Festival

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 08.19.2013 | Entertainment

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced the main slate of films scheduled to screen alongside the premieres of "Captain Phillips," "The Secret Li...

Watch Robert Redford Get Lost At Sea

Posted 10.01.2013 | Entertainment

New from "Margin Call" writer and director J.C. Chandor, "All Is Lost" sets Robert Redford as a sailor whose boat is damaged by a shipping container. ...

Director Saves A Life During Cannes Interview

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.24.2013 | Entertainment

CANNES, France -- J.C. Chandor may just have saved someone's life during an interview in Cannes. The director who put Robert Redford in a struggle fo...