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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Where The Heart Is

BB (out of 5) Natalie Portman plays a trailer-trash teenager whose boyfriend leaves her stranded at a Wal-Mart, literally barefoot and pregnant. Sleeping in the department store in its off hours, Portman lives there until the night that she goes into labour and is saved by a mysterious stranger who delivers her baby in aisle 6. … More Where The Heart Is

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The Opposite Of Sex

BBBB (out of 5) Don Roos’ excellent directorial debut, a healthy mix of searing comedy, strong drama and even some genuinely touching moments. Christina Ricci rips into her role of DeeDee, a Lolita-like teenager hell-bent on causing a lot of trouble when she steals her half brother Bill’s boyfriend Matt (Ivan Sergei) and runs away … More The Opposite Of Sex

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A Walk On The Moon

BBBB (out of 5) Marvelous directorial debut by actor Tony Goldwyn (Ghost) about a stifled New York housewife (Diane Lane) who has an affair with a sexy hippie (Viggo Mortensen) while spending the summer of 1969 in the Catskills with her family. The historic moon landing by Neil Armstrong provides the perfect backdrop for a … More A Walk On The Moon

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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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