The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

The Killing of a Chinese Bookie ★★★★★


so happy to reach 100 with a cassavetes, who has easily become my favorite director over this pandemic.
this film seems like it would be his most easily misunderstood film, as its super surreal and bizarre. the performances are incredible, as they always are with cassavetes. to me this film was an intimate self portrait of JC and his struggles with being an artist under capitalism’s oppressive chokehold. all this under the guise of a gangster movie!!! Love you john

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