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A Woman Under the Influence (1974)

Dir. John Cassavetes. Starring Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk, Lady Rowlands

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‘They are films with a great dread of silence; the characters talk, fight, joke, sing, confess, accuse. They need love desperately, and are bad at giving it and worse at receiving it, but God how they try.’ 9 more words

John Cassavetes' A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE (1974): Madness & Tediousness

“A Woman Under the Influence” is a 1974 drama directed by John Cassavetes and starring Peter Falk and Gena Rowlands. Despite the fact that it’s considered a master work of cinema, included also in the Criterion Collection, this film is way too long and dull and the point it wants to make perhaps isn’t too clear. 145 more words

Film Reviews

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