When you’ve got Robert Redford starring in your movie, that’s really all you need. Sure, having a talented cast is nice, and shooting in exotic, far-flung locales is a perk for everyone involved, but sometimes the best storytelling just comes down to a man and his boat. In writer-director J.C. Chandor’s All Is Lost, all of Hollywood’s movie-making pageantry is cast aside in favor of a stripped-down style of storytelling that follows one man in his repeated attempts to defy death using nothing but his wits and meager provisions. The solo survivalist angle is a tough task for any actor, but if Redford can’t do it, then no one can. Hit the jump for my review of All Is Lost on Blu-ray.