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John Cassavetes

Interview -- Gena Rowlands: 'There's Still Fun to Be Had'

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.03.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Impeccably turned out for a day of meeting the press, Gena Rowlands smiles when asked how old she feels. Then she says, "I feel 84, which is my age. And I'm very happy to have made it to this age."

'You Really Do Lose A Bit Of Your Own Identity'

Posted 06.27.2013 | Arts

"I'm sort of confused why I'm here," Kim Gordon said, standing in front of an eager crowd at Brooklyn's Nitehawk Cinema last night. "But I do love thi...

Xan Cassavetes Makes an Un-vampire Movie

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.03.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Xan Cassavetes didn't set out to make a vampire film. In fact, though her newest film is called Kiss of the Damned, opening today (5/3/13), she's still not convinced she has.

Interview: Checking in With Veteran Seymour Cassel

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.22.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Actor Seymour Cassel is on the phone and, when asked what he's been doing, says, "Well, I'm looking for work."

Review: Hope Springs

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.07.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

They take a very specific couple and make them universal. It could be a primer on what couple's therapy is about, how it works and how the results won't always be life-changing breakthroughs -- at least not right away.

Some Returns Are Only Physical

Tribeca | Posted 04.15.2012 | Entertainment
Tribeca

Subtlety is the gear that cranks Return's engine; while plenty of films about an Iraq War vet losing their shit upon coming home could amp the histrionics to 11, Johnson's film manages to keep itself planted firmly in the realm of naturalism.

Ben Gazzara 1930-2012

Alex Simon | Posted 04.14.2012 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

We're sad to report that actor Ben Gazzara died on February 3rd at age 81, succumbing to pancreatic cancer. Over his nearly-sixty year career, Gazzara specialized in portraying tough guys with an intellect, usually undergoing a crisis of conscience.

Addicted Artists We've Lost: A Tribute To Betty Ford

Posted 09.11.2011 | Arts

With Betty Ford's death last week, the world at large lost a great humanitarian. But the art world, in particular, lost a benefactor in the former Fir...

Chatting With Joe Jackson And Earl Klugh, Plus Mick Harvey's "The Ballad Of Jay Givens" Video

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.30.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

According to Joe Jackson, performing is the best part of the "madness" that he's involved in. It's better than being in the studio or anything else.

A Friend Reflects: Seymour Cassel on the Father of Independent Film, John Cassavetes

John Farr | Posted 06.05.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

In the artistically vibrant NYC of the 50s, Cassel was an acting student with the famed Stella Adler when he encountered Cassavetes, just six years his senior, a man who'd go on to redefine what independent film could achieve and be.

Where Is Lee Marvin When We Really Need Him?

John Farr | Posted 06.27.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

I look at the new action movies coming out, and I have to wonder: Where's our new Lee Marvin? The manly man, the bad guy turned good guy, the guy who's so ugly he's almost beautiful, the guy who takes no prisoners?