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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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Love Streams: “A Fitful Flow”, by Dennis Lim

Yesterday was a good day in a very upsetting week. My copies of Love Streams arrived, via Amazon. It’s a major moment for Cassavetes fans, some of whom have never had the opportunity to even see what is considered his … Continue reading

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Love Streams: Now Available

John Cassavetes’ Love Streams is now available for purchase, either from the Criterion site, or on Amazon, or Target.com, or wherever else. It’s release day! It’s an exciting day, even with the sad news of Robin Williams’ death. A video-essay, … Continue reading

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This Tuesday: Criterion’s Release of Love Streams

August 12 is the release date of John Cassavetes’ Love Streams. My video-essay on the genius acting of Gena Rowlands will be included in the special features. Available for pre-order!

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“The New Yorker” on the Criterion release of Love Streams

“The movie is a mighty, intimate, kaleidoscopically subjective, bravely self-searching summation of a career, an era, and a life. For decades, it was a rare VHS tape, a treasured occasional revival screening, and, more recently, a covert YouTube treasure. Its … Continue reading

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John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands and Love Streams

In a little bit over a month, John Cassavetes’ final film, Love Streams (1984), starring him and his wife/collaborator/muse/genius Gena Rowlands (who just turned 84) will finally be released on DVD, via Criterion, with a video-essay about Gena Rowlands’ acting, … Continue reading

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“I’m almost not crazy now.” – Gena Rowlands, Love Streams

It was Gena Rowlands’ 84th birthday on June 19. I was looking online for a trailer of Love Streams (1984), and there was one made although the film was never really properly distributed. But I did find a beautiful trailer … Continue reading

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John and Gena

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John and Gena

In 1992, Gena Rowlands gave an interview to Gary Indiana for Interview magazine. It was a generous interview, with a gorgeous spread of photographs, many of them taken by the legendary Sam Shaw (who took so many famous photos of … Continue reading

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Announcement: John Cassavetes’ Love Streams on Criterion

I’ve held back on sharing this news until Criterion made the announcement. John Cassavetes’ 1984 film Love Streams will be one of their August releases, and a video-essay, written and narrated by yours truly, will be included in the special … Continue reading

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