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 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 … More The Neon Demon

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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 … More Warrior

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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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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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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 … More Lone Star

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