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Film #586: A Woman Under the Influence (1974)

After several quite lightweight releases it’s great to head back to the English-speaking world with a bang in the form of the John Cassavetes’ relationship drama A Woman Under the Influence. 895 more words

Best Director

3 things about John Cassavetes' THE KILLING OF A CHINESE BOOKIE (1978 version)

The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

1. Gambling debts: first “not just a piece of paper,” then “just paper.”
2. At the restaurant, an off color limerick. 28 more words

Six of the best: chronicling Columbo's unsung heroes

Peter Falk and the gaggle of world-class guest star killers who graced the show for so many years will forever loom large over every aspect of… 2,388 more words


In the Zone

Our nightly Twilight Zone viewings prompted me to suggest a screening of SADDLE THE WIND — we’d watched a few Zone episodes with western settings, so a Rod Serling-scripted oater seemed worth a punt. 342 more words


My Films Are The Truth: Cassavetes & A Woman Under the Influence

My relationship to the films of John Cassavetes has always been a difficult one. His attention to the overarching emotion of things and his unreasonable characters have, more often than not, driven me up the wall. 1,145 more words


Feeling the (Film Independent) Spirit Awards


By T.T. Stern-Enzi

Photo: (l-r) Alex R. Hibbert as Little and Mahershala Ali as Juan in ‘Moonlight’

I have always been a sucker for the freewheeling and free-spirited appeal of the Film Independent Spirits Awards. 696 more words

Black Eye

Rosemary's Baby (1968)

From the haunting opening notes of a lullaby to the otherworldly aerial shot floating over New York, Rosemary’s Baby is undeniably a stunning Hollywood debut for Roman Polanski. 624 more words