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. John Sayles is in top form…

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The Neon Demon

BB.5 (out of 5) Young and inexperienced but not naive, Elle Fanning comes to L.A. to be a model and is immediately on her way to the top of the game, loved by photographers and agents and plucked from obscurity for her first big runway show the minute she shows up to be tested.  A…

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Warrior

BBB (out of 5) It’s about MMA fighting and not boxing, but do you really think the story is going to be that much different from the other tales of underdogs in the ring?  You get two for the price of one in this enjoyable tale of brothers (Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton) split apart by…

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Casa De Los Babys

BBBB (out of 5) Six women stay at a resort in Mexico, some for months on end, waiting for the paperwork to come through on their adoptions of orphan children, while their hotel manager (Rita Moreno) is desperate to accommodate them without going crazy or killing her political upstart of a son. John Sayles has…

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Limbo

BBBB (out of 5) Beautifully photographed Alaska adventure by John Sayles, who continues his habit of delivering brilliant character studies in compelling circumstances. Perpetually single club singer Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio has broken up with yet another boyfriend and is moving out; her daughter (Vanessa Martinez) stopped communicating with her long ago, taking her anger out on…

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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. Chris Cooper gives an excellent performance as a Texan sherriff who uncovers a years-old mystery involving his late father (played in flashback…

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