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Wednesday, 02 September 2015 00:00

'A Walk in the Woods' is no walk in the park

Truth be told, the funny in Bill Bryson's memoir, A Walk in the Woods, was over mid-way. Uproarious laughter in the first half, but then it limped along for the rest of the tale of two unfit men walking the Appalachian Trail. More truth: the movie flattens long before the middle.

Published in Film Reviews

Director Robert Redford's "The Company You Keep" immediately establishes the "company" of the title with archival footage of the 1960s radical Weather Underground. The fictionalized film jumps to the present as one of the previous members, Sharon Solarz, prepares to turn herself in for involvement in a Michigan bank heist that left an officer dead three decades ago.

Published in Film Reviews