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Culture, The Exhibitionist New On Video: Ruthless Redford in <i>Downhill Racer</i>

New On Video: Ruthless Redford in Downhill Racer

Michael Ritchie’s Downhill Racer has never quite gotten the respect it deserves. It tends to get overshadowed by star Robert Redford’s other film from 1969, the slightly more crowd-pleasing Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Director Ritchie’s career…
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Film, "The Company You Keep": Robert Redford Brings Back Activism

"The Company You Keep": Robert Redford Brings Back Activism

Robert Redford's new thriller seems pleasingly to share some DNA with his old thrillers — the ones he starred in, like Three Days of the Condor, and All the President's Men, and for that matter even Butch Cassidy and the…
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Film, "A Fierce Green Fire": Naturally Sourced Environmentalism

"A Fierce Green Fire": Naturally Sourced Environmentalism

"Narrated by Robert Redford" is always a promising credit to see at the beginning of a documentary, since it implies that whatever else happens, you'll get to listen to the sonorous tones of a handsome man. Ah, but Mark Kitchell's…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Real-Life Horse Whisperer

The Real-Life Horse Whisperer

The documentary Audience Award winner at this year's Sundance festival, Buck follows itinerant horse trainer Buck Brannaman as he applies his uniquely humane and frankly astounding methods in four-day clinics around the country. If that sounds as exciting as watching…
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Film, "Buck": Surprisingly Moving Look at Real-Life Horse Whisperer

"Buck": Surprisingly Moving Look at Real-Life Horse Whisperer

The documentary Audience Award winner at this year's Sundance festival, Buck follows itinerant horse trainer Buck Brannaman as he applies his uniquely humane and frankly astounding methods in four-day clinics around the country. If that sounds as exciting as watching…
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News, Feature

SFIFF52:Star Power

Stars have long lured moviegoers to the theater, and for half a century festivals have used that gravitational pull to generate media attention, raise the glamour quotient, and lure hoi polloi. This year's SFIFF is no different, judging from the…
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Music, All Shook Down Sundance Film Festival Report: Nothing is Great

Sundance Film Festival Report: Nothing is Great

Our man Robert Wilonsky has braved the 20-degree Utah weather to bring us word from this year's Sundance Festival. And that word is a resounding "meh." Apparently distributors aren't pissing themselves to purchase any films for wider release, and…
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Home Entertainment, DVDish Deep Thoughts by Redford

Deep Thoughts by Redford

All the President's Men (Warner Bros.) It's no mystery why Warner Bros. chose to rerelease All the President's Men now; at last we know how much -- which is to say how little -- Mark "Deep Throat" Felt really looked…
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Film, Grizzly Man

Grizzly Man

Fans of the last two Miramax films from Swedish director Lasse Hallström -- Chocolat and The Shipping News -- may be happy to know that he has stuck to the exact same formula for his latest, An Unfinished Life. Like…
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Film, The Ransom of Redford

The Ransom of Redford

It's one of the oldest stories in cinema, and possibly the history of storytelling: A man is kidnapped by a baddie wielding a deadly weapon. His family waits at home to hear word while law enforcement types try to figure…
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Best of San Francisco, Sports & Recreation

Best Weird Sport Invented in San Francisco

Ride & Tie is an obscure endurance sport that's part relay race and part horse race, dreamed up as a publicity stunt by a Levi's marketing executive in 1971 (competitors wore cutoff Levi's). A team of two covers a distance…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

The guitar god power trio is one cornerstone of rock's bygone, 12-chambered-bong era that even the latest wave of rampant rock retrofitting has left by the wayside. And rightfully so. Who out there has the casaba-size testicles and blazing, reverse…
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Film,

Reel World

The Electric Horseman A phalanx of TV cameramen and newspaper photographers paced the comfy Clift Hotel conference room awaiting the arrival of a Certified Movie Star. Said celebrity had been enlisted to generate publicity for an otherwise routine cable TV…
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News,

The Full Monty

Monty Roberts is on a roll, granting another interview to another reporter about his book, and the techniques for horse training that have made him an international star of late. As Roberts discusses his life and career, he must speak…
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Film,

Anchors Awry

Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne are a pair of marquee names in American letters, but as a screenwriting team their days are numbered -- or ought to be. For producer/director Jon Avnet's new movie, Up Close and Personal, they…
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Culture, Stage

Aisle Seat

Only Words "It's a far cry from being a gang kid in Santa Rosa," says author Greg Sarris of his current life as an English professor at UCLA. Sarris has also written three books; the latest, Grand Avenue, has been…
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