“Lost” keeps Redford afloat

This is the season for critics going all nutty, overrating what’s not so good (“12 Years a Slave”) as great, and what’s good—like writer-director J.C. Chandor’s second feature, “All is Lost”—into something amazing. Some critics, such as Mary Corliss, have suggested that “Lost,” given its near-absence of dialogue and focus on a single character, is ...

Tidbits from Robert Redford at the AARP Awards 2

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It was interesting to see Robert Redford honored for “Life Achievement” at the AARP “Movies for Grownups Awards” Monday night. Redford is an ambiguous player in this town. A star among stars, one of the last of the old-school movie actors, he stepped into the breach, launching the Sundance Institute and its independent film festival. ...

Alter kockers we love

Life was sweet Monday night when I got to meet and interview two lovely actors at the AARP “Movies for Grownups” awards. Both gave marvelous quotes. Read it in the Los Angeles Times. Yiddish dictionary here.