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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

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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


Social Noir: CITY OF HOPE

As usual, Hollywood is terrified of dealing with contemporary life in anything but the most P.C. ways. Urban crime is another of the many topics Hollywood can’t or won’t grapple with in ways only cinema can. 570 more words

September 28: Happy Birthday John Sayles and Brigitte Bardot

Independent filmmaker John Sayles celebrates his 67th birthday today.  After attending Williams College, Sayles wrote a couple of novels in the mid-1970s, and then began writing scripts for some of Roger Corman’s films, such as… 975 more words

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