John Cassavetes
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Reviews // 9 Articles
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//Features

The 100 Essential Directors Part 2: Robert Bresson to David Cronenberg
4 Aug 2011 // 5:00 PM

Our second day of "100 Essential Directors" could loosely be described as one that defines "influential." Each of the auteurs sandwiched in between Robert Bresson and David Cronenberg has left a lasting mark on cinema, each employing a signature style that is unmistakable.

John Cassavetes’ Faces: The Authenticity of Discomfort
2 Mar 2009 // 2:59 PM

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

//Reviews

'Love Streams' Is a Masterful Swan Song From One of America's Great Artists
3 Nov 2014 // 2:00 AM

The once widely unavailable Love Streams gets a thorough Criterion reissue, a well-deserved feat for John Cassavetes' final masterpiece.

John Cassavetes at His Most Intense, Searching and Experimental
3 Dec 2013 // 2:10 AM

Cassavetes' aesthetic, both in front of and behind the camera, was less Method immersion than mad (as in gleeful) exploration, skirting the emotional edge without tripping into or wallowing in cathartic excess.

//Blogs

Do Look Back: A Baker's Dozen for Your Swinging '60s Film Fest
3 Jan 2016 // 9:10 PM

Are you in the mood to be retro-hip? Do you get the urge to be mod and pop, '60s style? Sure you do.

Cuarón, Almodóvar, and Cassavetes Saved From the Curse of Blockbuster
2 Oct 2014 // 12:00 AM

Due to the time when Blockbuster refused to stock unrated or NC-17 films, many viewers in the States missed out on essential films from directors like Alfonso Cuarón and Pedro Almodóvar.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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