Thursday, September 27, 2012

Lone Star (1996)

Synopsis: Twists, turns, tragedy test Texas town.

Blurb From the VHS Jacket: “John Sayles’ Lone Star begins as a riveting whodunit about the unsolved murder of a corrupt lawman. Soon it becomes much more.”

What Did I Learn?: Guys, if both your dad, and your girlfriend’s mom REALLY don’t want the two of you to date each other, and they get kinda funny when you ask why, there might be a good reason. That’s all I’m going to say...

You Might Like This Movie If: You love all things Lone Star and all things Texas.

Really?: the evil sheriff mysteriously disappears and nothing much happens afterward? I guess this raises the question of why somebody didn’t bump him off a bit earlier, considering he terrorized the county and killed people for years.

Rating: Lone Star is a well-written, and richly-textured drama about long-hidden secrets in a small Texas border community inhabited by Anglos, Mexicans, Indians and African-Americans. This film is a masterpiece on many levels, and highly recommended. 10/10 stars.


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