River Phoenix

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Sneakers: Robert Redford and River Phoenix nerd out in 1992’s prescient, high-tech caper
Phil Alden Robinson’s post-cold war exploration of cybercrime is bursting with big stars and big ideas about privacy and data

Vanessa Cryer

19, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Kiefer Sutherland and Rob Reiner: how we made Stand By Me
‘River Phoenix was like a 13-year-old James Dean. There was so much soul there’

Interviews by Simon Bland

09, Aug, 2021 @1:47 PM

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Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara name their baby son River
Director Victor Kossakovsky, who worked with Phoenix on new film Gunda, says couple’s first child is named after Joaquin’s late brother, actor River Phoenix

Guardian Film

28, Sep, 2020 @9:42 AM

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Rain Phoenix on her new album River: 'My brother has been my guiding light'
Two decades after losing her brother, Rain Phoenix is finally able to share his music. She talks about ‘the wild animal’ of grief – and learning to sing with River on street corners

Hadley Freeman

31, Oct, 2019 @4:58 PM

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‘It was too much loss. I fell apart’: Samantha Mathis on River Phoenix and her career revival
The actor kept quiet for years about witnessing her then-boyfriend dying outside the Viper Room in 1993. But rediscovering her love for stage acting gave her the strength to move on

Lucia Graves

24, Jul, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Martha Plimpton on The Goonies, Sweat, partying hard and quitting Twitter
The star talks about modelling for Calvin Klein, returning to the London stage and why there’s nothing ‘silly’ about acting

09, Jan, 2019 @1:41 PM

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The untold story of lost star River Phoenix – 25 years after his death
Phenomenally talented and famously caring, River Phoenix’s death shocked the world. His girlfriend Samantha Mathis talks for the first time about that awful night, and the man behind the myth

Hadley Freeman

25, Oct, 2018 @5:00 AM

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The Measure of the season – what’s hot and what’s not this autumn/winter
Going up: green gowns, River Phoenix, ski trousers. Going down: Burning Man, looking highly styled, putting the bins out

30, Sep, 2016 @11:00 AM

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Captain Fantastic review – thrilling and poignant
Viggo Mortensen leads an outstanding cast as a grizzled rural eccentric who hits the road with his brood of home-schooled, off-grid children

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

11, Sep, 2016 @8:00 AM

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The Vanishing director George Sluizer dies aged 82
Dutch director behind River Phoenix’s final film – who courted controversy with Ariel Sharon murder accusation – dies aged 82

Xan Brooks

22, Sep, 2014 @2:42 PM

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Clip joint: the best Stephen King film adaptations
Five of the best adaptations of Stephen King novels. Are there any others you'd add to the list?

Nia Jones

02, Apr, 2014 @1:14 PM

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Cory Monteith: the Glee star's death is an all-too familiar teen idol plotline | Hadley Freeman
Hadley Freeman: Every generation has its death and for many teenagers the death of a celebrity is how they learn about mortality

Hadley Freeman

16, Jul, 2013 @3:30 PM

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