6 December 2012 4:45 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

When you have a conversation about New York filmmakers, you normally throw out names like Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee and Woody Allen. But then there's Edward Burns, who over the course of almost 20 years has carved out his own little career as a quintessential New York filmmaker, and the time has now come for us to include him in that conversation too. No one captures the highs and lows of blue-collar life in and around New York City the way Burns does. His upbringing as part of a working-class Irish-American family on Long Island is what inspired his first film, The Brothers McMullen, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in 1995. It's a film Burns will return to in 2015 when he reunites the cast for a sequel 20 years later, and it's a mood -- a...

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