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Films that Impacted Me: Day 5

Lone Star

The independent cinema boom of the 1990s was an undeniably electric, groundbreaking time for the medium. At a time when Hollywood was scrambling to find something to secure its future, a tide of emergent, hungry, and talented filmmakers arrived and reshaped the face of the industry. 267 more words


Movie Review: "The Secret of Roan Inish" (1993)

The Secret of Roan Inish (1993) (IMdB)
Director: John Sayles
Writers: John Sayles (screenplay) and Rosalie Fry (book)
Starring: Jeni Courtney, Mick Lally, Eileen Colgan, Richard Sheridan, John Lynch… 897 more words


Archaeology Corner: Battle Beyond the Stars

At first sight, Battle Beyond the Stars (1980) may appear to be nothing more than a shameless rip-off of Star Wars (but then Star Wars… 473 more words


Silver City (**1/2) is on par with today's political satire

Silver City – 2004

Written and Directed by John Sayles
Starring¬†Danny Huston, Chris Cooper, Richard Dreyfuss, Daryl Hannah, Kris Kristofferson, Tim Roth, Thora Birch, Billy Zane, Michael Murphy… 701 more words

Movie Reviews

Honeydripper (2007)

Dir. John Sayles
Premiered at Toronto September 10, 2007

Honeydripper is most definitely a John Sayles movie.

The first major director to come out of the burgeoning indie movement in the early 1980s, Sayles is very much of a piece with his one-time contemporary Robert Altman; both having a knack for meandering, atmospheric ensemble pieces, almost always deadpan satire or historical drama, of which Honeydripper is the former. 325 more words


Baby It's Newark: A John Sayles visit, with a little Bruce Springsteen too, even!

I never really thought of John Sayles as a New Jersey filmmaker. I grew up watching his work, and my immediate geographical associations run the gamut: Texas, Alaska, Florida, Harlem, Roan Inish, Matewan. 836 more words


Lone Star (1996)

“To run a successful civilization, you have got to have your lines of demarcation: between right ‘n’ wrong, between this’n ‘n’ that’n. Your daddy understood that. 251 more words