Tag Archives: Love Streams

R.I.P. Seymour Cassel

Seymour Cassel has died. A John Cassavetes regular, an essential member of that merry band of actor misfits, who followed their own sense of truth with an improvisatory and free-flowing jazz-riff style so impossible to replicate (even though so many … 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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Best DVDs/Blu-Rays of 2014

… compiled by various writers for Sight and Sound. Very pleased to see the Criterion release of Love Streams show up repeatedly. And how much do I appreciate the comment from someone on the Criterion page: “the excellent visual essay … Continue reading

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2014 Books Read

2014 was a good reading year. I re-read a lot of favorites, including Rebecca West’s 1200 page Black Lamb and Grey Falcon. There was a fun mix of re-reads and new stuff, of fiction and non-fiction. My year of being … Continue reading

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Year in Review: Shooting My Mouth Off in 2014

I may write some magnum opus in the next two days, you never know, but here are links to some of the things I’ve written in 2014, here and elsewhere. I have worked hard to keep my site an eclectic … 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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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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