Robert Redford Knows Too Much

In the 1970s, the public flocked to movies about the US government’s shadowy misdeeds.

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The most surprising thing about going back to watch tense 1970s “conspiracy” thrillers like The Parallax View and Three Days of the Condor and All the President’s Men is how relaxing they are. If you’re a socialist or a more vaguely defined “political leftist,” you might not fully realize what a strain it is living […]

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