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Redford makes the most of one-man show

The harrowing man-at-sea adventure “All Is Lost” features Robert Redford as an isolated and adrift sailor in the midst of an indifferent, wantonly cruel universe.

But writer/director J.C. Chandor distills that idea to its visually purest form yet, in a one-man study of revealing character through action. He shows, not tells, and takes filmgoers on a physical and existential voyage that proves why big-screen movies can still matter.

The beating heart at the center of Chandor’s daunting exercise is Redford, who plays his nameless adventurer in a nearly wordless performance with the wary determination that a generation came to know and adore throughout the 1970s.

Extras on the DVD and Blu-ray (Lionsgate, $27-$30) include commentary by Chandor and producers Neal Dodson and Anna Gerb; “Big Film, Small Film” featurette on making a complicated film with a limited budget; four making-of vignettes; a “Preparing for the Storm” featurette with storyboards, special-effects reel, time-lapse footage and a unique preshooting clip in which a director of photography takes on the Redford role and Chandor “plays” the wind and sea.

Washington Post

Colin Covert says: At 77, after a legendary career, Robert Redford has delivered his defining performance.

Also out Tuesday

Movies: “Austenland,” “The Best Man Holiday,” “Counselor,” “Diana,” “Ender’s Game,” “Wadjda.”

TV: “The Americans” (Season 1), “Dallas” (Season 2), “Newhart” (Season 2), “Sherlock” (Season 3).

Blu-ray: “The Jungle Book.”

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Top 10 games of February

1. “Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze”

2. “Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition”

3. “Broken Age: Act 1”

4. “The Banner Saga”

5. “Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc”

6. “OlliOlli”

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8. “The Room Two”

9. “Bravely Default”

10. “Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII”

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