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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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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The China Syndrome

BBBBB (out of 5) One of the best political films ever made, with a message that rings out clear and true even now. Jane Fonda plays a reporter who does birthday announcements and zoo reports for her employing news station, then has her career go into complete reversal when she is sent on a routine assignment … More The China Syndrome

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Mulholland Drive

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Atmosphere is just the first delicious part of the experience in this David Lynch film, his best since Blue Velvet. Two women are united after a car accident on the titular road in Los Angeles, one of whom is now amnesiac and doesn’t know her identity, the other an aspiring actress … More Mulholland Drive

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Coming Home

BBB.5 (out of 5) Moving film that, along with The Deer Hunter the same year, initiated the popularity of Vietnam-angst films. Jane Fonda plays a nurse in a hospital for veterans of the war who develops a love/hate relationship with bitter paraplegic Jon Voight. Bruce Dern turns in a terrifying performance as Fonda’s disillusioned husband. It’s another seventies … More Coming Home

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