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John Sayles Back Talks about novels, movies, and US history

John Sayles on novels, movies and US history

It is high noon and writer and director John Sayles is doing what he does best: telling stories and giving directions.
A good Amigo
By JOHN J. KELLY  |  June 24, 2011

Video: 2010 horror movie previews

Will 2010 be a festive romp of eye-gouging, throat-slitting, and disemboweling?
Hollywood Splat Pics and Horrific Indies
By MICHAEL NEEL  |  January 29, 2010

Putting up W’s

How is it that the least popular and possibly worst chief executive in American history has inspired no lasting impersonations?  
Screen depictions beat around the Bush
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 15, 2008

Meet Dave

Murphy gives it his best shot, but the humorless script and the overuse of funhouse FX by director Brian Robbins implode Dave on the launch pad.
A humorless ET-tale
By TOM MEEK  |  July 16, 2008


John Sayles’s first clunker is a threadbare yarn about the emergence of rock and roll that substitutes clichés for character development.
A hot sticky mess
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  January 16, 2008

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

It brings to mind films as diverse as Sam Peckinpah’s Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia , John Sayles’s Lone Star and even The Wizard of Oz , but the end result is Tommy Lee Jones’s own shaggy-corpse story.
Rating: 3 stars
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 02, 2006