A Woman Under the Influence ★★★★★

....my God, what a movie.

Gena Rowlands could make a stone cry.

She gives what must be one of (if not THE) best sustained interpretations of a character ever recorded on film. Peter Falk matches her perfectly note-for-note. The emotional rollercoaster of Cassavetes' masterpiece takes you to unexpected places—to women you've known in your life, the housewives, the repressed individuals tettering between frustration and insanity that you never really think about because they look so happy and perky on the outside. Cassavetes' camera probes his subjects with deadly accuracy without seeming obtrusive.

Longer review forthcoming, but suffice it to say that this movie is a revelation: a gripping tragedy of suburbia with an unrelenting denouement.

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