Friday, September 21, 2012

John Sayles explores the Philippine-American War in "Amigo"

by Salman Hameed

John Sayles is amongst the giants of independent cinema. If you haven't seen Lone Star (from 1996), you should definitely put it on your must-see list of films. Early this year, I had a chance to see his latest film, Amigo, and he was there to introduce the film at our local Amherst Cinema. This film looks at the Philippine-American war right around the turn of the 20th century. As usual, Sayles does a great job of giving all sides a fair share.

Here is our Film Autopsy (review) of Amigo:


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