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Manchester by the Sea

The main reason I wanted to see Manchester by the Sea was its director, Kenneth Lonergan, whose Margaret had impressed me some years ago. Lonergan had become embroiled in lengthy legal battles with his producers over editing this ambitious film that tackled ethical questions of contemporary scope and had a starry cast surrounding its lesser-known central actors. 826 more words
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Saturday Double Feature: Suicide Squad (2016) And...

Hey! It’s Saturday. That means it’s time to pair up another couple of films for a Saturday Double Feature.

I’m cheating a little bit this week, since today’s feature movie has already finished it’s theatrical run, but since it’s just come out on disk in the past few weeks, I’m declaring it recent enough to qualify. 358 more words


Gena Rowlands Under the Influence

While viewing John Cassavetes’ seminal A Woman Under the Influence (1974), you undoubtedly find yourself speculating on Mabel Longhetti’s mental state. Is she crazy, as many around her believe, or is she emotionally spent and, with proper nurturing, salvageable? 844 more words


Top 100 Films #88 - Minnie and Moskowitz (1971)

#88. Minnie and Moskowitz (1971)
Directed by: John Cassavetes
Written by: John Cassavetes
Starring: Gena Rowlands, Seymour Cassel, Val Avery, Timothy Carey, Katherine Cassavetes, Lady Rowlands, John Cassavetes… 215 more words


Two stars. Two totally different acting methods. One worried movie director.

When I was a kid growing up, living with my parents, watching television a lot, there were two people who established in my brain the importance of the director. 309 more words


December 9: Happy Birthday Judi Dench and Kirk Douglas

Dame Judi Dench is turning 82 today.  She is one of the most distinguished screen actresses of our time, with, for starters, seven Oscar nominations to her name—she won Best Supporting Actress for playing Queen Elizabeth I in… 1,201 more words

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