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November 7, 2013

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A&E | SCREEN > PASSAGE TO NOWHERE Robert Redford doesn't have much to say in the bleak but compelling All Is Lost. Cappy Thanksgiving! Win a Free Butterball Turkey, Plus Bobbies for an Entire Year Visit Any of Our 30 Las Vegas Locations to Enter October 28 - November 15 Scan QR Code for a List of Las Vegas Locations FILM THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA Robert Redford anchors the fascinating All Is Lost BY JOSH BELL single other actor to interact with. The unnamed protagonist of It's a truly impressive perforAll Is Lost must be the unluckiest mance from someone whose days man at sea. The movie opens as he of great performances seemed wakes to water flooding the cabin behind him; Redford ought to conof his yacht, which has been struck tinue working with young filmby an errant shipping container. makers rather than directing himFrom there, things only get worse, self as he's been doing for the last as the water damage has shorted several years. out his communications and naviEven as the protagonist congation equipment, and although tinues to face new, seemingly he's initially able to patch up the impossible challenges, and hole, he soon sails right into a Redford consistently conveys the storm that makes the shipping mix of determination container look like a and resignation with minor inconvenience. which he takes on Wr i t e r- d i r e c t o r aaabc each one, the movie J.C. Chandor made his ALL IS LOST does eventually get a debut with the very Robert Redford. Directed by J.C. bit repetitive. By the talky financial-crisis Chandor. Rated end, each new setback drama Margin Call, but PG-13. Opens is almost comical, and All Is Lost takes nearly Friday. there's a sense of inevthe opposite approach itability that can turn to dialogue and exposito impatience. It's frustrating, tion. As played by Robert Redford, then, that Chandor stages a raththe main character almost never er cheesy ending to what had up speaks, and a brief, mostly inscruto that point been a clear-eyed, table voiceover at the beginning of unsentimental story. Like the the movie is the only insight into similar survival story Gravity, All his background or motivations. Is Lost is best when it's at its simWith another actor, this might plest, depicting the overwhelmhave been a disastrous strategy, ing difficulties of staying alive but Redford does a fantastic job of in the middle of a vast, empty conveying every nuance of emoocean. With Redford at the helm, tion in his character with just a that's all it really needs. look or a gesture, even without a 41_Screen_2_20131107.indd 41 LV PAIUTE TRIBAL SMOKESHOP WE HAVE THE LARGEST SELECTION AT DISCOUNTED PRICES E V E R Y D AY S AV I N G S 2 00 $ OFF Per Carton of Cigarettes–No Limit* *CANNOT BE USED TO PURCHASE MARLBORO, CAMEL, DIVA, MISTY, WINSTON, KOOL, EVE 120's, PYRAMID or NEWPORT. NO LIMIT on any other brand of carton purchased. Must be 18 years of age or older. Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts. Limit one discount given per customer per day. Must present this coupon for redemption. Cannot be redeemed for cash. No photo copies accepted. EXPIRES 11/30/2013 LVW DOWNTOWN SNOW MOUNTAIN NORTH OF WASHINGTON JUST NORTH OF DURANGO 1225 N. Main St. (702) 366-1101 US 95 @ SNOW MT. Exit (702) 645-2957 BITCHES BE GET 'EM low-cost spay and neuter clinic now open procedures starting at just $65 702-384-3333 x137 11/6/13 2:45 PM

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