Articles tagged john sayles

5 May 2011 // 8:10 AM

John Sayles goes on a novel tour to plug his new book

PHILADELPHIA — John Sayles, moviemaker and novelist, has embarked on a do-it-yourself book tour in a rented Prius, in support of his brand-new novel, “A Moment

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Obscene: A Biography of the Life and Career of Renowned Publisher Barney Rosset

A fierce, funny and informative look at the most influential publisher of the 20th century, from Rosset's literary firsts to his crusade against censorship and continuing cultural impact.

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Better You Be a Team Player

Sports, as emphasized in films such as Eight Men Out and The Untouchables, are a helpful way of organizing and enforcing our daily behaviors.

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HONEYDRIPPER 3 ½ stars Cast: Danny Glover, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Charles S. Dutton, Gary Clark Jr., Stacy Keach, Mary Steenburgen, Mabel John, Vondie Curtis-Hall and Yaya DaCosta

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27 Mar 2008 // 10:58 PM

The Pride of the Yankees: Collector’s Edition

In time for baseball season comes a trio of worthy releases: Bull Durham, Eight Men Out and The Pride of the Yankees

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Indie icon John Sayles doesn’t hesitate to go mainstream if it helps his pet causes

An acclaimed and prolific independent film director (“Matewan,” “Lone Star”), novelist (“Los Gusanos,” “Union Dues”), and script doctor (“Apollo 13”), John Sayles has his name on

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7 Feb 2008 // 4:05 AM

‘Honeydripper’ a blues project for John Sayles

John Sayles’ latest film, “Honeydripper” - his 16th, if you’re keeping track - is set in 1950 Alabama, in a little town emblematic of the

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1 Feb 2008 // 4:43 AM

Honeydripper

John Sayles' Honeydripper is less a conventional film than a bluesy collaboration -- slow-moving and contemplative, wily and laced through with cultural nuances.

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6 Jul 2006 // 3:00 AM

Edge of Outside

As much as the lines between 'independent' and 'mainstream' movies seem impossibly blurred, the impulse to mark their difference appears irresistible.

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2 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

Silver City (2004)

Dickie Pilager embodies U.S. political-corporate mythology, the 'shining city on a hill' reduced to basic elements.

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17 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

Silver City (2004)

It's easy to make assumptions about a political candidate named Dickie Pilager.

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3 May 2004 // 1:00 AM

Casa de los Babys (2003)

The movie, which focuses on a group of U.S. women arrived in an unidentified Latin American country to adopt children, is as much about cultural imperialism and racism as it is about women and babies.

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10 Dec 2002 // 1:00 AM

Sunshine State (2002)

If there's anyone you'd want to have talking you through his movie, it would be John Sayles.

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18 Jul 2002 // 1:00 AM

Sunshine State (2002)

Its attention to intricate sociopolitical tensions, Sunshine State, recalls Sayles' previous work.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Edge of Outside

As much as the lines between 'independent' and 'mainstream' movies seem impossibly blurred, the impulse to mark their difference appears irresistible.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Limbo (1999)

Polar bears. Carved totem poles. Eskimo dolls on souvenir shop shelves. Salmon getting their heads chopped off on an assembly line. These are the images that welcome you to 'America's Last Frontier,' or more precisely, to the Juneau, Alaska of John Sayles's latest film, Limbo. As this opening sequence suggests, the frontier is less wild than it once was; nowadays, it's exploited and compromised, shaped and reshaped daily by routine and thoughtless violence.

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