The Way We Were: At the height of gritty ’70s cinema, Sydney Pollack brought Robert Redford and Barbra Streisand together for this glossy old-fashioned romantic drama

The Way We Were (1973) is a lush romantic drama directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford in lead roles. This film, released at the height of the gritty, experimental 'New-Hollywood cinema' period, was a throwback to the glossy, star-driven romantic melodramas from golden-age Hollywood. Hubbell Gardiner: People are more important … Continue reading The Way We Were: At the height of gritty ’70s cinema, Sydney Pollack brought Robert Redford and Barbra Streisand together for this glossy old-fashioned romantic drama

The Electric Horseman: Robert Redford is supercool as the modern-day cowboy who sets himself and a horse free in this enjoyable Romance-Western

Robert Redford and Director Sydney Pollack teamed up for the fifth time for this very entertaining modern-day, Romance-Western that features Jane Fonda, John Saxon and Willie Nielsen in major roles. “For me it was a chance to demonstrate my own particular affinity for horses, but the film is also about a way of life out … Continue reading The Electric Horseman: Robert Redford is supercool as the modern-day cowboy who sets himself and a horse free in this enjoyable Romance-Western

Three Days of the Condor: The definitive Robert Redford star vehicle is also a first rate paranoid thriller

Three Days of Condor(1975), starring Robert Redford, Max Von Sydow and Faye Dunaway and directed by Sydney Pollock,  is a brilliantly crafted conspiracy  thriller as well as a terrific star-vehicle for Robert Redford Robert Redford is my most favorite modern movie star . And I'd put MOVIE STAR in capital letters, because Redford is not … Continue reading Three Days of the Condor: The definitive Robert Redford star vehicle is also a first rate paranoid thriller

Jeremiah Johnson: Robert Redford is sublime as the Mountain Man who became a legend in his own time

Sydney Pollack's 1972 film Jeremiah Johnson is one of the most poetic and atmospheric westerns that is at once mythical and a myth-shattering visceral experience. Jeremiah Johnson has one of my most favorite movie openings of all time:  Robert Redford, wearing an Army uniform, is seen stepping off a barge into a rustic settlement- what … Continue reading Jeremiah Johnson: Robert Redford is sublime as the Mountain Man who became a legend in his own time

The Yakuza: A great Robert Mitchum performance anchors this fascinating genre mashup from director Sydney Pollack

Sydney Pollack's 1974 film, The Yakuza, is a strange mashup of Neo-Noir, Gangster-drama, Samurai film, Yakuza-eiga , martial arts film and cross cultural Romance. This mixture is not always successful, but still makes for fascinating viewing "When an American cracks up, he opens a window and shoots up a bunch of strangers, he shoots out … Continue reading The Yakuza: A great Robert Mitchum performance anchors this fascinating genre mashup from director Sydney Pollack