Love Streams: Criterion Collection

August 26, 2014

Based on a play by Ted Allan, Love Streams (1984) continued John Cassavetes’ fascination with the often-messy relationships between people. Sarah Lawson (Rowlands) and her husband Jack (Cassel) are in the process of getting a divorce and figuring out... 

Rosemary’s Baby: Criterion Collection

October 24, 2012

In the 1970s, films about demonic possession and Satan were all the rage thanks to films like The Exorcist (1973) and The Omen (1976). This trend was actually kick-started on a mainstream level in the late 1960s with Roman Polanski’s Hollywood debut,... 

Brilliant But Cancelled: Crime Dramas

June 1, 2006

This DVD collects four different episodes from four different crime shows that had brief but (sometimes) memorable runs on television because they failed to capture a large enough audience to ensure a prolonged existence. It has become even more cutthroat... 

John Cassavetes: Five Films

April 27, 2005

“Hollywood is not failing. It has failed.” John Cassavetes wrote these prophetic words in 1959 in an article entitled, “What’s Wrong with Hollywood” for Film Culture magazine. He goes on to list the symptoms of its decline: “The desperation,...