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"...Casts its intoxicating spell slowly, exuding warmth like a crackling [fire]..." - Recommended Premiere "...Alive with beauty, spirit and wit, ROAN INISH is pure magic..." Rolling Stone "...The film is a pleasure to look at and listen to, graced with a lilting, folk-based musical score....[Sayles] draws strong, sinewy performances from his cast..." Sight and Sound "...The filmmaker's well-earned reputation for unpredictability definitely remains intact..." USA Today "...[ROAN INISH is] as big as a thimble and as evanescent as Tinker Bell. You'll clap if you believe." -- Rating: B+ Entertainment Weekly "...Pleasant....[Courtney is] an attractive and convincingly resourceful heroine..." Variety "...A touching cinematic meditation on people, familial roots and the myths that sustain them..."New York Times "...It is a crackling good tale with a sense of wonder and mystery strong enough to captivate any age group..." Los Angeles Times "...John Sayles and Haskell Wexler, who has photographed the movie with great beauty and precision, have ennobled the material..." Chicago Sun-Times31.19928

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"...A mystery of potent surprise, ready wit and rough-hewed grace....The performances are uncommonly fine..." Rolling Stone "...Intelligence, political acuteness and narrative lucidity....LONE STAR turns the conventions and vocabulary of the Western to its own ends..." Sight and Sound "...[A] socially conscious sprawler....[A] Texas-size cast of characters..." USA Today "...The glow of a humanist optimism rare in contemporary movies..." -- Rating: B+ Entertainment Weekly "...A richly textured and thoroughly engrossing drama....Canada and James give vibrant performances..." Variety "...Leisurely yet intense, LONE STAR reveals a director whose mastery does nothing but increase..." Los Angeles Times "...LONE STAR contains so many riches, it humbles ordinary movies....LONE STAR is a great American movie....The film is a wonder -- the best work yet by one of our most original and independent filmmakers..." Chicago Sun-Times "Intricately plotted and perfectly paced, it effortlessly slips between eras and surprises right up until the very last minute." Total Film30.97021

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"...An acutely funny and affecting duel of wits....Woodward is superb..."Rolling Stone "...McDonnell and Woodard, exceptional actresses, do their best screen work yet..."USA Today "...This is a tough, muscular story about a headstrong woman who wants things to go her way....Direct and original..." Chicago Sun-Times30.93566

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"...An amazingly full and heartbreaking vision of the dreams, aspirations and disillusionments of a nation....A home run..." New York Times "...Mesmerizing....A watershed American drama that's rich and clear..." Los Angeles Times "...You come out of OUT with a solid grasp of how eight members of the Chicago White Sox were enticed to throw the 1919 World Series..." USA Today "...The actor are, enjoyably, given the freedom to flesh out their characters..." Total Film30.93566

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"...[Sayles] has engaged both attention and sympathy..."Sight and Sound "...Among the good things in it is Joe Morton's sweet, wise, unaggressive performance as the often bewildered Brother..."New York Times "...Vastly amusing....Genuinely delightful and inventive..."Variety30.93566

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"Cooper has a ball with the role..." Rolling Stone "There are some great Sayles lines in the screenplay..."USA Today "The movie's strength, then, is not in its outrage, but in its cynicism and resignation. There is something honest and a little brave about the way Sayles refuses to provide closure at the end of his movie."Chicago Sun-Times "[T]he actors are excellent..." Entertainment Weekly "A novelistic piece of work, blessed by a brilliant Dubya send-up from Chris Cooper." Uncut Ranked #22 in Uncut's Best Films Of 2005 -- "Sayles deftly weaves together multiple storylines involving environmental issues, political and corporate corruption, activism and illegal immigrants." Uncut30.9034

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"The film evocatively charts a time and place where change has been a longtime coming and buoyantly imagines a turning point where, at least musically, anything is possible."Los Angeles Times 4 stars out of 5 -- "All the strands that fed into rock 'n' roll -- R&B, blues, jazz, gospel and country -- run through the action, finally coming together in the jam session that forms the film's triumphant unfettered climax."Total Film "[T]his is a warm, sweet-natured movie....Glover holds the centre with weary dignity, and there's a touchingly vulnerable performance from Yaya DaCosta..."Sight and Sound 3 stars out of 5 -- "Throw in a fledgling R&B soundtrack and earthy photography courtesy of Mike Leigh regular Dick Pope, and you've got a gentle, enjoyable musical fable."Empire 3 stars out of 5 -- "[A]s always with Sayles, the good stuff is in the characterisations. Glover is a treat as Pine Top, and there's a fine comic turn from Charles S. Dutton as his long-suffering side-kick..."Uncut30.9034

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"Indeed, as played by Billy Bob Thornton with an oaken bucketful of born-on-a-mountaintop charisma, the Tennessee native emerges as a legend." Entertainment Weekly "Mr. Thornton plays Crockett with a disarming self-awareness; he deals with the gantlet of mockery he must endure with an appreciative graciousness."New York Times "Thornton plays his part for the movie moment, not for history....The actor perfectly fulfills the need for the character to be both empathetic and entertaining."Los Angeles Times "Thornton is excellent and now seems genetically incapable of being anything less than great in any role he takes."USA Today "[Featuring] one of Billy Bob Thornton's best performances....[The] intimate hand-to-hand conflict is balanced by awesome long shots..."Chicago Sun-Times "[With] a standout performance from Thornton -- his Crockett has both tremulous self-doubt and charisma..." Uncut24.59368

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"David Lynch, Agnes Varda, Ken Loach, and John Sayles are among the 10 directors interviewed in this intriguingly random personal project of first-time filmmaker Angela Ismailos."Entertainment Weekly1.014837

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4 stars out of 5 -- "[H]is reworkings of Edgar Allen Poe stories are classics of gothic horror."Uncut 3 stars out of 5 -- "Roger Corman, legendary King of the Bs, tight-fisted mentor of just about everybody from Jack Nicholson through Martin Scorsese to John Sayles, produced and directed no less than 45 movies between 1955 and 1967."Total Film0.493133

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"Corman's greatest legacy might be the incredible roster of talent he nurtured: Scorsese, De Niro, Jonathan Demme, Bruce Dern, John Sayles, Peter Bogdanovich. All these and more pay tribute to the great man..."Uncut 4 stars out of 5 -- "Alex Stapleton's documentary is a celebration, though its spiky humour and wry honesty ensure it's no hagiography."Total Film0.493133

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"Corman's greatest legacy might be the incredible roster of talent he nurtured: Scorsese, De Niro, Jonathan Demme, Bruce Dern, John Sayles, Peter Bogdanovich. All these and more pay tribute to the great man..."Uncut 4 stars out of 5 -- "Alex Stapleton's documentary is a celebration, though its spiky humour and wry honesty ensure it's no hagiography."Total Film0.493133

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"OBSCENE is a warm, entertaining compendium of counterculture voices and literary landmarks. It's the story of a man who follow his own drummer....We should all be grateful that he does."New York Times "OBSCENE is as vital, incisive and entertaining as its subject, Barney Rosset, who in his 80s is as witty and impassioned as ever in his defense of the freedom of expression."Los Angeles Times0.3226057

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"[An] uninhibited hybrid....With a flair for the surreal and a cast that knows its way around a stereotype."New York Times0.2580846

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"[S]mart and inspiring-- and uniquely whole....The film hears from a stirring swath of socially conscious artists..."Los Angeles Times0.2580846

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"...Demme finds haunting overtones....SOMETHING WILD also has three first-class performances..."Los Angeles Times "...A buoyant road-movie romance....[Griffith and Daniels] make a charming couple of liars....Exuberant..."New York Times "...Conceptually and stylistically compelling....SOMETHING WILD gets better the wilder and bolder it becomes..."Variety0.1935634

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"...Demme finds haunting overtones....SOMETHING WILD also has three first-class performances..."Los Angeles Times "...A buoyant road-movie romance....[Griffith and Daniels] make a charming couple of liars....Exuberant..."New York Times "...Conceptually and stylistically compelling....SOMETHING WILD gets better the wilder and bolder it becomes..."Variety0.1935634

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"...This is one film where the fish win...Menzies is attractively competent..." Variety "...A surprisingly effective gag-barrel of B-movie cliches and JAWS guffaws....It's a reminder of when Hollywood could laugh at itself with unself-conscious glee..." Total Film0.1935634

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"...This is one film where the fish win...Menzies is attractively competent..." Variety "...A surprisingly effective gag-barrel of B-movie cliches and JAWS guffaws....It's a reminder of when Hollywood could laugh at itself with unself-conscious glee..." Total Film0.1935634

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"[U]niquely relatable. Its characters are modern American kids with contemporary problems, and it offers a whimsical world..."Box Office 3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's prettily photographed by Caleb Deschanel and the creatures are genuinely fantastic."Total Film 3 stars out of 5 -- "From its opening, James Horner's spot-on score and some great production design on the SPIDERWICK house will put even adults right where it want you -- part E.T., part LABYRINTH, with a dash of THE GOONIES."Empire "[I]t's a gutsy, feisty, no-nonsense adventure, aggressive enough to push the bounds of a PG film. The frantic action links together real and imagined worlds."Sight and Sound0.1613028

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"[U]niquely relatable. Its characters are modern American kids with contemporary problems, and it offers a whimsical world..."Box Office 3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's prettily photographed by Caleb Deschanel and the creatures are genuinely fantastic."Total Film 3 stars out of 5 -- "From its opening, James Horner's spot-on score and some great production design on the SPIDERWICK house will put even adults right where it want you -- part E.T., part LABYRINTH, with a dash of THE GOONIES."Empire "[I]t's a gutsy, feisty, no-nonsense adventure, aggressive enough to push the bounds of a PG film. The frantic action links together real and imagined worlds."Sight and Sound0.1613028

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"[U]niquely relatable. Its characters are modern American kids with contemporary problems, and it offers a whimsical world..."Box Office 3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's prettily photographed by Caleb Deschanel and the creatures are genuinely fantastic."Total Film "[I]t's a gutsy, feisty, no-nonsense adventure, aggressive enough to push the bounds of a PG film. The frantic action links together real and imagined worlds."Sight and Sound 3 stars out of 5 -- "From its opening, James Horner's spot-on score and some great production design on the SPIDERWICK house will put even adults right where it want you -- part E.T., part LABYRINTH, with a dash of THE GOONIES."Empire0.1613028

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"...The tenderness of the piece is still intact..."Rolling Stone "...Boundless, airy, galactic charm..."Sight and Sound "...Captivating, endearingly optimistic and magical....[A] truly lovely and moving ending..."Variety "...It's every bit as good as you remember. And you know what? You're still gonna need those tissues..."Total Film "...E.T. again reminds us of how much we've remained the same, how gratified we still are by a film that connects so beautifully to our sense of wonder and joy..."Los Angeles Times "...An instant classic when it was released....It looks at least that good if not better on the eve of its 20th anniversary reissue..."Variety0.1613028

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"...The tenderness of the piece is still intact..."Rolling Stone "...Boundless, airy, galactic charm..."Sight and Sound "...Captivating, endearingly optimistic and magical....[A] truly lovely and moving ending..."Variety "...It's every bit as good as you remember. And you know what? You're still gonna need those tissues..."Total Film "...E.T. again reminds us of how much we've remained the same, how gratified we still are by a film that connects so beautifully to our sense of wonder and joy..."Los Angeles Times "...An instant classic when it was released....It looks at least that good if not better on the eve of its 20th anniversary reissue..."Variety0.1613028

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"...The tenderness of the piece is still intact..."Rolling Stone "...Boundless, airy, galactic charm..."Sight and Sound "...Captivating, endearingly optimistic and magical....[A] truly lovely and moving ending..."Variety "...It's every bit as good as you remember. And you know what? You're still gonna need those tissues..."Total Film "...E.T. again reminds us of how much we've remained the same, how gratified we still are by a film that connects so beautifully to our sense of wonder and joy..."Los Angeles Times "...An instant classic when it was released....It looks at least that good if not better on the eve of its 20th anniversary reissue..."Variety0.1613028

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"[U]niquely relatable. Its characters are modern American kids with contemporary problems, and it offers a whimsical world..."Box Office 3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's prettily photographed by Caleb Deschanel and the creatures are genuinely fantastic."Total Film "[I]t's a gutsy, feisty, no-nonsense adventure, aggressive enough to push the bounds of a PG film. The frantic action links together real and imagined worlds."Sight and Sound 3 stars out of 5 -- "From its opening, James Horner's spot-on score and some great production design on the SPIDERWICK house will put even adults right where it want you -- part E.T., part LABYRINTH, with a dash of THE GOONIES."Empire0.1613028

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"[U]niquely relatable. Its characters are modern American kids with contemporary problems, and it offers a whimsical world..."Box Office 3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's prettily photographed by Caleb Deschanel and the creatures are genuinely fantastic."Total Film "[I]t's a gutsy, feisty, no-nonsense adventure, aggressive enough to push the bounds of a PG film. The frantic action links together real and imagined worlds."Sight and Sound 3 stars out of 5 -- "From its opening, James Horner's spot-on score and some great production design on the SPIDERWICK house will put even adults right where it want you -- part E.T., part LABYRINTH, with a dash of THE GOONIES."Empire0.1613028

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"[U]niquely relatable. Its characters are modern American kids with contemporary problems, and it offers a whimsical world..."Box Office 3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's prettily photographed by Caleb Deschanel and the creatures are genuinely fantastic."Total Film "[I]t's a gutsy, feisty, no-nonsense adventure, aggressive enough to push the bounds of a PG film. The frantic action links together real and imagined worlds."Sight and Sound 3 stars out of 5 -- "From its opening, James Horner's spot-on score and some great production design on the SPIDERWICK house will put even adults right where it want you -- part E.T., part LABYRINTH, with a dash of THE GOONIES."Empire0.1613028

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"The core theme of E.T. is home, and the journey of the film, taken in literal synchronicity by the young hero and his alien friend, is about them helping each other find it. Its a common story told on a celestial scale." -- Grade: AA.V. Club "...Boundless, airy, galactic charm..."Sight and Sound "...The tenderness of the piece is still intact..."Rolling Stone "...Captivating, endearingly optimistic and magical....[A] truly lovely and moving ending..."Variety "...It's every bit as good as you remember. And you know what? You're still gonna need those tissues..."Total Film "...E.T. again reminds us of how much we've remained the same, how gratified we still are by a film that connects so beautifully to our sense of wonder and joy..."Los Angeles Times "...An instant classic when it was released....It looks at least that good if not better on the eve of its 20th anniversary reissue..."Variety0.1613028

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"...Boundless, airy, galactic charm..." Sight and Sound "...Captivating, endearingly optimistic and magical....[A] truly lovely and moving ending..." Variety "...The tenderness of the piece is still intact..." Rolling Stone "...It's every bit as good as you remember. And you know what? You're still gonna need those tissues..." Total Film "...E.T. again reminds us of how much we've remained the same, how gratified we still are by a film that connects so beautifully to our sense of wonder and joy..." Los Angeles Times "...An instant classic when it was released....It looks at least that good if not better on the eve of its 20th anniversary reissue..." Variety0.1613028

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