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J.C. Chandor

J.C. Chandor will direct The Robber

J.C. Chandor will direct and produce an English-language remake of The Robber, the 2010 Austrian thriller about a marathon runner who uses major races as a cover to perpetrate bank heists.

FilmNation, which partnered with Chandor on All is Lost and A Most Violent Year, will finance the film and distribute it worldwide. Chase Palmer will write the screenplay, based on director Benjamin Heisenberg’s film and Martin Prinz’s original novella.

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J.C. Chandor to develop The Liar's Ball for A24

J.C. Chandor has his next project lined up. A24 Films announced that the acclaimed director of All is Lost and A Most Violent Year will produce—and possibly direct—the cinematic adaptation of Vicky Ward’s inside look at the history of New York’s General Motors Building, The Liar’s Ball.

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Nominated for Nothing: A Most Violent Year

Just about every year, brilliant movies are utterly ignored by the Oscars. The Searchers, Groundhog Day, Breathless, King Kong, Casino Royale, Touch of Evil, Caddyshack, Mean Streets, The Big Lebowski, Blackfish — the Academy has a long history of overlooking comedies, action movies, horror flicks, hard-boiled genre pics, artsy foreign films, and documentaries that aren’t about World War II. Before the ceremony, we’ll be taking a closer look at films that were too small, too weird, or perhaps simply too awesome for the Academy Awards. These are the Non-Nominees.

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Yes, Robert Redford is great in 'All Is Lost.' But he was always great

Robert Redford

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Robert Redford is one of the movie stars of our time, yet I would contend that he’s always been an underrated actor. There are a host of reasons for that, and they feed into each other in subtle, at times mythic ways. You could say, on the one hand, that Redford was too golden-boy pretty (always a surefire way to not get nearly the respect you deserve), or that he was too understated as a screen presence, or that he was too openly skeptical of the Hollywood game.

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