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    Box Office: "One Day" Struggles; "Senna" Scores In Sophomore Frame (UPDATED)

    Focus Features unleashed its critically challenged British romance "One Day" on a wide 1,721 screens this weekend and the results were slightly more spectacular than the film's reviews. According to estimates, the Anne Hathaway-Jim Sturgess starrer took in an estimated $5,127,567, averaging $2,979. ...

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    INTERVIEW | John Sayles on "Amigo": "It's just a great story that hasn't been told"

    Oscar-nominated filmmaker John Sayles dusted off an obscure part of American (and Filipino) history in making his latest film "Amigo," set in the Philippines amidst the backdrop of U.S. occupation following the defeat of the country's long-time colonial overlord, Spain. The drama follows a group of ...

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    John Sayles Talks The Politics Of 'Amigo' & Working With A Filipino Cast

    John Sayles' latest feature, "Amigo," is an intriguing moral fable, marrying historical narrative with a fictionalized tale that takes us on an emotional journey with those on both sides of a conflict. The background is the Philippine–American War of the early 20th century, a well-documented but not widely known (it certainly was skimmed over in our history classes) attempt to "win hearts and minds" of Filipinos. The "amigo" of the title refers to Rafael (Joel Torre), a cabeza (head) of a barrio whose initially envious position becomes his downfall when the Americans unceremoniously occupy the village and attempt to root out guerilla fighters...

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    REVIEW | Why "Amigo" is a Blueprint for the Work of John Sayles

    From the structure of his screenplays to the fluidity of his working-class themes, the cinema of John Sayles is always clean. Unfortunately, that assessment doesn't always apply to the quality of his work. Over some 30 years as writer-director-editor, his insistence on creative autonomy on most proj...

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    Review: 'Amigo' An Observational, Powerful Film Linking America's Political Past & Present

    The following is a reprint of our review from TIFF in 2010.

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    Watch: Trailer For John Sayles' Philippine War Drama 'Amigo'

    So, did you subject yourself to that "Jack And Jill" trailer? Well, here's a little reward for your effort.

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