Tag: John Cassavetes

The Killers (1964) 7.1

The Killers (1964)

Storyline:A remake of Rächer der Unterwelt (1946) which itself was inspired by the Ernest Hemingway short story. Told instead from the hitmen's point of view, the killers decide to find out why their latest victi...

Tempest (1982) 6.5

Tempest (1982)

Storyline:A sobering mid-life crisis fuels dissatisfaction in Philip Dimitrius, to the extent where the successful architect trades his marriage and career in for a spiritual exile on a remote Greek island where he ho...

Edge of the City (1957) 7.2

Edge of the City (1957)

Storyline:Drifter Axel North has just arrived in New York City, having traveled from city to city throughout the country. Given the name Charlie Malick as a contact by an acquaintance named Ed Faber, Axel is able to g...

Saddle the Wind (1958) 6.6

Saddle the Wind (1958)

Storyline:Granted a small plot of land in a lush valley and a start of cattle by the generous landowner and cattle baron, Dennis Deneen, the once-feared gunslinger, Steve Sinclair, has renounced violence, intent on ke...

Gloria (1980) 7.2

Gloria (1980)

Storyline:A bookkeeper for the NYC mob, Jack Dawn and his family are about to be killed, because he'd been keeping a copy of their records. Right before the hit, Jack's wife asks neighbour, Gloria Svenson to look afte...

Faces (1968) 7.6

Faces (1968)

Storyline:Richard Forst has grown old. One night, he leaves his wife for Jeannie Rapp, a young woman who does not like friendship. Meanwhile, Richard's wife, Maria, is seduced by Chet, a kind young man from Detroit......

Shadows (1958) 7.3

Shadows (1958)

Storyline:Benny's a hipster, moving in and out of Manhattan's beat scene, aimless, maybe close to trouble. His sister Lelia, who looks less African-American than White, is vulnerable and about to fall in love. Hugh, t...

Opening Night (1977) 8

Opening Night (1977)

Storyline:A young woman gets killed in an accident trying to meet her favorite actress Myrtle Gordon after a play. Then Myrtle Gordon felt responsible for the killing leading her down to an emotional crisis that inter...

Husbands (1970) 7.4

Husbands (1970)

Storyline:A common friend's sudden death brings three men, married with children, to reconsider their lives and ultimately leave together. But mindless enthusiasm for regained freedom will be short-lived. ...

Minnie and Moskowitz (1971) 6.6

Minnie and Moskowitz (1971)

Storyline:Depressed and jaded after being dumped by her married boyfriend, aging beauty Minnie Moore wonders if she'll ever find love. After shaggy-haired parking lot attendant Seymour Moskowitz comes to her defense ...

The Incubus (1982) 5.4

The Incubus (1982)

Storyline:In the small New England town of Galen, a young teenage boy claims he has dreams of young women being brutally raped and murdered. A doctor and the local sheriff discover that the boy's dreams are real and t...

Machine Gun McCain (1969) 6.8

Machine Gun McCain (1969)

Storyline:After serving 12 years behind bars for armed robbery, tough guy Hank McCain finds himself the pawn of a ruthless mob runt's rebellion against a high level don. When McCain discovers that he's been betrayed a...

Mikey and Nicky (1976) 7.4

Mikey and Nicky (1976)

Storyline:Nick is desperate, holed up in a cheap hotel, suffering from an ulcer and convinced that a local mobster wants him killed. He calls Mikey, his friend since childhood, but when Mikey arrives, Nick won't let h...

The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976) 7.5

The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)

Storyline:Cosmo Vitelli owns the Crazy Horse West, a strip joint in Los Angeles. He's laconic, vet, and a gambler. When we meet him, he's making his last payment on a gambling debt, after which, he promptly loses $23,...

Too Late Blues (1961) 6.9

Too Late Blues (1961)

Storyline:Ghost is an ideological musician who would rather play his blues in the park to the birds than compromise himself. However, when he meets and falls in love with beautiful singer Jess Polanski, she comes betw...

Rosemary’s Baby (1968) 8

Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

Storyline:Desirous of starting a family, the young Catholic housewife, Rosemary Woodhouse, and her struggling actor husband, Guy, move into the Bramford, New York's iconic building which brims with unpleasant stories ...

Love Streams (1984) 7.8

Love Streams (1984)

Storyline:The film describes a few days in the life of the writer Robert Harmon and his sister Sarah. The decadent life of Robert is made of alcohol, cigarettes, and short-time relationships with women; women he inter...

The Fury (1978) 6.4

The Fury (1978)

Storyline:A secret US agency behind the unscrupulous Childress gathers children with parapsychologic abilities and trains them to become killers in war situations. To rescue his son, who was officially declared dead a...

A Woman Under the Influence (1974) 8.2

A Woman Under the Influence (1974)

Storyline:Peter Falk is a blue collar man trying to deal with his wife's mental instability. He fights to keep a semblance of normality in the face of her bizarre behavior, but when her actions affect their children, ...