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Limbo (1999, imdb) Warning: Synopsis blurb on IMDb is a big ol’ spoiler.
Directed by John Sayles

Limbo is a wonderful movie. More than decent™, it is a small masterpiece. 145 more words


Happy Birthday: John Sayles

John Sayles

Born: September 28, 1950 in Schenectady, New York, USA

Because directing is very political and social, it takes up more of your time than writing does. 130 more words

September 28: Happy Birthday Naomi Watts and Mira Sorvino

Naomi Watts, who turns 48 today, was born in England but moved to Australia in her teens, so her acting career began in Australian film and television.  1,055 more words

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Alligator (1980, Lewis Teague)

Alligator has quite a few things going for it. Lead Robert Forster is great, Robin Riker’s solid as his love interest and sidekick, John Sayles’s script has some excellent moments in it (some of them just being the attention he pays to Forster and Riker’s relationship), the giant alligator effects are solid, Larry Bock and Ron Medico’s editing is outstanding. 498 more words


John Sayles' "12 Movies"

Alligator screenwriter Sayles talks to The Dissolve about the twelve movies that most influenced his career as a film-maker. Unsurprisingly, they are all excellent choices – and several in the running for future episodes.

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Episode 27: Alligator (1980)

Can a blatant Jaws rip-off have any merit of its own? Mitch seems to think so –  with a script by independent cinema god John Sayles, Lewis Teague’s movie features lashings of good deaths and social commentary, but what will Gordy and Cross make of it? 7 more words


'Baby It's You': A Forgotten Classic

I’m gonna be honest. Ninety percent of why I’m writing this post is because of my dad. Since I’ve been highlighting forgotten films, my dad has been hardcore campaigning for me to write about this movie since it’s one of his favorites. 783 more words