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Hondo (1953) at MoMA: John Wayne in 3D

Perfect timing: I’ve been absolutely loving Scott Eyman’s biography of John Wayne: John Wayne: The Life and Legend. It’s so good, people. It’s the biography that this icon deserves. I’m not done with it yet, and I’ll post more on … Continue reading

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Happy 85th to Gena Rowlands, Living Legend

Here’s a brief clip from the video-essay written/narrated by me about the work of Gena Rowlands, included in the special features on the Criterion release of Love Streams. If you haven’t seen this masterpiece yet, what are you waiting for? … Continue reading

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Movie Night Last Night: Reveling in Rowlands

“Love is a stream. It’s continuous. It doesn’t stop.” “Oh, no, it does stop.” “Oh, no, it does NOT stop.” — Love Streams, directed by John Cassavetes, 1984 Alex had never seen it. How could she? It hadn’t even been … Continue reading

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Witness to a Legend: The Career of Gena Rowlands

A couple of weeks back, I attended a QA with Gena Rowlands at the New School. I wrote up the experience for Rogerebert.com. Tons of quotes, from her, from others, as well as from Tennessee Williams, who had a lot … Continue reading

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Seeing Gena Rowlands

Thursday night. QA with Gena Rowlands at the New School. I went with my friend David. I finally got to see her in person. She was just as amazing as I knew she would be (and just as glamorous: the … Continue reading

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Tribute to Gena Rowlands

Gena Rowlands in “A Woman Under the Influence,” 1974, directed by John Cassavetes The great Gena Rowlands is being honored with a Career Achievement Award from the L.A. Film Critics Association. The 84-year-old actress is still working. Known primarily for … Continue reading

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Jim Jarmusch on Love Streams

In the Criterion Collection’s release of Jim Jarmusch’s wonderful Night On Earth, Jarmusch answers questions from all over the globe about the film. Jarmusch does not “do” commentary tracks, it’s not his thing, and so on the couple of Jarmusch … Continue reading

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Praise for Love Streams

A beautiful and very kind (to the film and to my essay) review of Love Streams in the Oklahoma Gazette. Patrick Crain is great on the film and what makes it so unique. I love this: As Robert Harmon, Cassavetes … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek: A Short Clip From My Video-Essay About Gena Rowlands

Love Streams is out now via Criterion.

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“That’s all I’m interested in – love.” – John Cassavetes

“I guess every picture we’ve ever done has been, in a way, to try to find some kind of philosophy for the characters in the film. And so, that’s why I have a need for the characters to really analyze … Continue reading

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