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Articles tagged seymour cassel

Monday, March 2 2009

John Cassavetes’ Faces: The Authenticity of Discomfort

The camera always gets too close in Cassavetes’ films. These aren’t close-ups; they are invasions of private space.


Monday, January 19 2009

Killing of a Chinese Bookie (Criterion Collection)

Like many Cassavetes films, this unfolds most interestingly in the crawl spaces of its narrative, lingering alongside the actors as they struggle in the ensuing vacuousness.


Wednesday, April 5 2006

Heist

Unlike the characters, each step of the heist was carefully drawn, proceeding logically in a series of reversals, both physical and mental.


Monday, June 7 2004

Stuck on You (2003)

While the initial twins material is weak, the Hollywood lampoon barely gets off the ground, and the love story is so lightweight, it practically floats.


Thursday, December 18 2003

Stuck on You (2003)

Draggy as its comedy can be, Stuck on You's humanity is always sprightly and engaging.


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