In an economically devastated Alaskan town, a fisherman with a troublesome past dates a woman whose young daughter does not approve of him. When he witnesses the murder of his shady brother, he, the woman and the kid run to the wilderness.
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio,
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Set against the backdrop of a mythic "New West," a satire that follows grammatically-challenged, "user-friendly" candidate Dicky Pilager, scapegrace scion of Colorado's venerable Senator Jud Pilager, during his gubernatorial campaign. When Pilager finds that he's reeled in a corpse during the taping of an environmental political ad, his ferocious campaign manager, Chuck Raven, hires former idealistic journalist turned rumpled private detective Danny O'Brien to investigate potential links between the corpse and the Pilager family's enemies. Danny's investigation pulls him deeper and deeper into a complex web of influence and corruption, involving high stakes lobbyists, media conglomerates, environmental plunderers, and undocumented migrant workers. Written by
Sujit R. Varma
Every voter and her or his child must see this film. Why don't people flock to films like Sayles'? Not unlike Sunshine State, Matewan, or even Passionfish, it's a smart, well written, brilliantly acted and nothing like the big budget fare anyone can see at any time in his or her local multiplex. John Sayles and the handful of filmmakers like him who do not reduce themselves to the lowest common denominator of big budget decision makers and executives are the only hope for film and popular culture in this country. Even if you don't agree with the political message of the filmmakers or the people who funded him (not, by the way, a major studio; and like all of Sayles' films, this one is written, edited and directed by Sayles himself) you will come away from seeing this picture a more informed person, as well as having seen a good movie. Information is power, and by entertaining the spectator while he informs her or him, Sayles is merely doing what major network news has done surreptitiously for the last few decades. See this movie! You'll be glad!
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