Lone Star

BBB.5

(out of 5)


John Sayles’ writing in this fascinating drama wanders a bit too much for its own good, but his storytelling and character depth is still better than most filmmakers around. gives an excellent performance as a Texan sherriff who uncovers a years-old mystery involving his late father (played in flashback by ), an incident that undermines his father’s stature as a respected and beloved citizen. has her best role yet as Cooper’s longtime lover, who has been forced to meet him secretly because her Mexican mother () refuses to accept their relationship. Revelations of family secrets mix in with the dramatic conflicts going on with many other characters, and despite the fact that many of the plot lines exist with no resolution, it is still so impressive how seamlessly the auteur has weaved the whole story together. Look for a brilliant cameo by .


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USA, 1996

Directed by 

Screenplay by

Cinematography by

Produced by ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by John Sayles

Academy Awards 1996

Golden Globe Awards 1996

Independent Spirit Awards 1996.

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