John Cassavetes

  • John Cassavetes – Faces (1968)

    John Cassavetes1961-1970Amos Vogel: Film as a Subversive ArtArthouseDramaUSA

    A middle-aged man leaves his wife for another woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner. The film follows their struggles to find love amongst each other.Read More »

  • John Hough – The Incubus (1981)

    1981-1990HorrorJohn HoughUSA

    In a small town, Roy Seeley and his girlfriend Mandy Pullman are camping by the lake. Out of the blue, they are attacked and Roy is murdered while Mandy is violently raped. Dr. Sam Cordell is impressed with the violence and realizes that Mandy has had the uterus ruptured. Then the librarian Carolyn Davies is also violently raped and murdered. Lieutenant Drivas believes that the women have been raped by a gang while Sam and Sheriff Hank Walden believe that only one man did. The snoopy reporter Laura Kincaid is always interfering with the investigation and Sam has a love affair with her. Meanwhile the young Tim Galen, who dates Sam’s daughter Jenny Cordell, discloses that he has premonitory visions of the deaths, but his grandmother Agatha Galen tries to convince him that he has nothing to do with the murders. But when Jenny learns about his dreams, she summons her father, Laura and they discover a supernatural secret about the Galen’s family.Read More »

  • John Cassavetes – The Killing of a Chinese Bookie [108 minute cut] (1976)

    1971-1980CrimeDramaJohn CassavetesUSA

    The killing of a Chinese Bookie was released in 1976 after what Cassavetes
    described as a very rushed editing period. The film was a commercial failure
    and was pulled from the theaters after seven days. Two years later after the
    completion of Opening Night, Cassavets re-edited the film-cutting nearly
    thirty minutes-and re-released it in the version presented here.Read More »

  • John Cassavetes – A Woman Under the Influence (1974)

    1971-1980DramaJohn CassavetesUSA

    A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE is a love story of a troubled marriage between a working class man, Nick (played movingly by Peter Falk), and his wife Mabel (played with brilliant attention to emotional nuance by Gena Rowlands). Mabel appears to be experiencing a breakdown, though there is not much difference between her normal and abnormal behaviour. The film explores the impact of her fragility, neediness, and shifts of feeling on Nick, their three children, relatives, and friends.Read More »

  • John Cassavetes – A Child Is Waiting (1963)

    1961-1970DramaJohn CassavetesUSA

    Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of a state institution for mentally retarded children. Jean Hansen, a former music teacher anxious to give her life some meaning, joins the staff of the hospital. Jean, who tries to shelter the children with her love, suspiciously regards Clark’s stern training methods. She becomes emotionally involved with 12-year-old Reuben Widdicombe, who has been abandoned by his divorced parents.Read More »

  • Elaine May – Mikey and Nicky (1976) (HD)

    1971-1980CrimeDramaElaine MayThe Female GazeUSA

    In Philadelphia, a small-time bookie who stole mob money is in hiding and he begs a childhood friend to help him evade the hit-man who’s on his trail.Read More »

  • John Cassavetes – Cassavetes Gazzara Rowlands 1978 Interview (1978)

    USA1971-1980ArthouseDocumentaryJohn Cassavetes

    This is a raw-footage version of a group interview for some unspecified TV station at a restaurant from 1978 with Cassavetes, Gena Rowlands, Ben Gazzara, Seymour Cassell and Paul Stewart on the occasion of Opening Night being released. It starts out with some general career-spanning questions to Cassavetes and then eventually gets into Opening Night with Cassavetes exhorting people to go see it in his own inimitable way. Mostly we hear from Cassavetes, Rowlands, Gazzara and Paul Stewart, with just a few reactions from Seymour Cassell who is sitting by listening and smoking.Read More »

  • László Benedek – Affair in Havana (1957)

    1951-1960Film NoirLászló BenedekUSA


    In this suspenseful crime drama the trouble begins when the healthy wife of a crippled plantation owner prepares to leave with her handsome lover. Just before she does, her ailing husband tells her that he will only live a few months more, and if she remains with him she will inherit $20 million. She then dumps her lover and returns to her husband. Time passes and he is still alive. She grows impatiant and pushes her husband and his wheelchair into the swimming pool and gets her money. Afterward, she murders a snoopy servant, but in the end one of her late husbands’ servants avenges his death and kills the conniving wife. Meanwhile, the lover returns to the piano bar where he met the woman. The film was shot in oppulent Havana, Cuba before Castro came to power. ~ Sandra Brennan, All Movie GuideRead More »

  • Roman Polanski – Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

    1961-1970ClassicsHorrorRoman PolanskiUSA

    A young couple move into an apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life.Read More »

Back to top button