Tag: johnsayles

Cinepocalypse 2018: Nine World Premieres And Festival Faves Dominate Full Lineup!

Next month, between June 21st and 28th the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, Illinois will be invaded with all manner of beasts and terrors. In only its second year Cinepocalypse is making a strong move to becoming a key go-to...

Mammoth Lakes 2017 Interview: John Sayles Celebrates BABY IT'S YOU

In its third year, the Mammoth Lakes Film Festival has already garnered a rapidly growing reputation for stellar programming and special ceremonies awarding wonderful guests with some ever-welcome due. Last year, Mammoth Lakes brought Joe Dante to the town near...

DJANGO LIVES!: Franco Nero Saddles Up Against White Supremacy

Italian actor Franco Nero wants to reprise his role as the coffin-dragging gunfighter made famous in Sergio Corbucci's original 1966 spaghetti Western, Django. Django Lives! will be directed by Pandorum's Christian Alvart from a screenplay by legendary writer/director John Sayles (Lone...

John Sayles To Direct Franco Nero In DJANGO LIVES!

In possibly the most interesting film news of the day (if not the week), stalwart American indie writer/director John Sayles (Brother From Another Planet, Lone Star, Passion Fish) will be writing and directing Django Lives!, the third installment of the...

Tarantino Editor Directing Franco Nero In DJANGO LIVES

Franco Nero returns to his most famous role in Django Lives, a sequel to the classic spaghetti western that marked Nero's most famous role. And bringing Nero to the screen will be director Joe D'Augustine - part of Tarantino's regular...

Review: GO FOR SISTERS Is an Easy-Going Character Drama from John Sayles

Few filmmakers are more legitimately "independent" than John Sayles, who has now written and directed 18 features since 1979 (Return of the Secaucus Seven) without studio backing. His latest, the affable character drama Go for Sisters, while not an outstanding...

Interview: John Sayles Talks GO FOR SISTERS

Go for Sisters, a new film by director/writer John Sayles, the godfather of American independent cinema (Return of the Secaucus Seven, Brother from Another Planet, Lone Star, Limbo), is just as I expect in a John Sayles film; beautifully...

Indie Beat: Top 5 Most Intriguing Indies In November

When we get down to awards season, it becomes even harder to discern the nature of so-called independent and limited releases. Like October, many of November's limited releases, start out as such, but are in fact "high-pedigree" studio films (or...

SXSW 2013 Review: GO FOR SISTERS Is an Easy-Going Character Drama from John Sayles

Few filmmakers are more legitimately "independent" than John Sayles, who has now written and directed 18 features since 1979 (Return of the Secaucus Seven) without studio backing. His latest, the affable character drama Go for Sisters, while not an outstanding...

BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS Blu-ray Review

Shout! Factory:Shad (Richard Thomas) must scour the cosmos to recruit mercenaries from different planets and cultures in order to save his peaceful home planet from the threat of the evil tyrant Sador (John Saxon), who's bent on dominating and enslaving...

Shout! Factory Details BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS Blu-ray/DVD Release

A few weeks ago we posted news that Shout! Factory were planning to release Battle Beyond the Stars on Blu-ray as part of their Roger Corman Cult Classics collection, and today's mail brought me details.  Among the goodies included are...

Hey Weinberg! Shout! Factory Brings BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS and DAMNATION ALLEY To Blu Summer 2011

Ask and ye shall receive.The almighty Shout! factory are continuing their Roger Corman Cult Classics collection with two new additions to the Blu-ray collection this July.First off is probably one of the most famous Star Wars rip-offs around, Battle Beyond...