Go For Sisters (2013)

JOHN SAYLES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.   USA, 2013.  Anarchist’s Convention Films, Olmos Productions, Go For Films.   Screenplay by John Sayles.  Cinematography by Kat Westergaard.  Produced by Peter Bobrow, Edward James Olmos, Alejandro Springall.  Music by Mason Daring.  Production Design by Mara A. Spear.  Costume Design by Dana R. Woods.  Film Editing by John Sayles.  Independent Spirit Awards 2013. John Sayles … More Go For Sisters (2013)

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The Brother From Another Planet

JOHN SAYLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1984.  A-Train Films.  Screenplay by John Sayles.  Cinematography by Ernest R. Dickerson.  Produced by Peggy Rajski, Maggie Renzi.  Music by Martin Brody, Mason Daring.  Production Design by Nora Chavooshian.  Costume Design by Karen Perry.  Film Editing by John Sayles.   This enjoyable, low-budget science-fiction film tackles racism in a clever way. After an alien ( … More The Brother From Another Planet

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Lianna

JOHN SAYLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1983.  Winwood Productions.  Screenplay by John Sayles.  Cinematography by Austin De Besche.  Produced by Jeffrey Nelson, Maggie Renzi.  Music by Mason Daring.  Production Design by Jeanne McDonnell.  Costume Design by Louise Martinez.  Film Editing by John Sayles.   After years of a seemingly happy marriage, Lianna (Linda Griffiths) decides to leave her husband because … More Lianna

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Casa De Los Babys

JOHN SAYLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Mexico, 2003.  IFC Films, Springall Pictures.  Screenplay by John Sayles.  Cinematography by Mauricio Rubinstein.  Produced by Alejandro Springall, Lemore Syvan.  Music by Mason Daring.  Production Design by Felipe Fernández del Paso.  Costume Design by Mayes C. Rubeo.  Film Editing by John Sayles.  Toronto International Film Festival 2003.  Six women stay at a resort in Mexico, … More Casa De Los Babys

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Passion Fish

BBBBB (out of 5) John Sayles’ masterpiece is this brilliant two-character drama that you wish could go on forever. After she is paralyzed from the waist down in an auto accident, a bitter soap opera actress (Mary McDonnell) decides to move back home to her parents’ house in Louisiana. She hires a hilarious succession of … More Passion Fish

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Sunshine State

JOHN SAYLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2002.  Anarchist’s Convention Films.  Screenplay by John Sayles.  Cinematography by Patrick Cady.  Produced by Maggie Renzi.  Music by Mason Daring.  Production Design by Mark Ricker.  Costume Design by Mayes C. Rubeo.  Film Editing by John Sayles.   John Sayles has dealt with different American states in many of the films he’s made in the last fifteen … More Sunshine State

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Limbo

JOHN SAYLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1999.  Green/Renzi.  Screenplay by John Sayles.  Cinematography by Haskell Wexler.  Produced by Maggie Renzi.  Music by Mason Daring.  Production Design by Gemma Jackson.  Costume Design by Shay Cunliffe.  Film Editing by John Sayles.  Cannes Film Festival 1999.   Beautifully photographed Alaska adventure by John Sayles, who continues his habit of delivering brilliant character studies in compelling … More Limbo

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