Love Streams ★★★★½

“This picture, this picture; I don't give a fuck what anybody says. If you don't have time to see it, don't. If you don't like it, don't. If it doesn't give you an answer, fuck you. I didn't make it for you anyway.” — John Cassavetes on Love Streams

the perfect endcap to cassavetes’ career (big trouble doesn’t count), and he knew it. you can sense his savoring of life in the bittersweet way he and gena rowlands slow dance, lit only by the light of a jukebox and the moon. in the same room, he later briefly looks straight into the camera, his face slightly obscured through the rain-streaked window, and it hits like the most intimate goodbye. i’m grateful he got to say goodbye.