Paul Dano supremacy
“But you know, a kid looks funny when he’s bald”
God, that was some heavy shit. I love the way Elaine May chose to focus this film on the low-level mafia members that we’d normally see in a three second scene whispering something to the boss, it’s a nice change.
It quite literally ripped me apart, it was so natural, so touching, so raw. It’s filled with built-up emotions and things that never got said, until that one fateful…
“And I gotta go cos there are no rivers here”
It’s not even funny how nostalgic and weirdly emotional I got as Cosmo was going through all his employees on stage, you could just feel the warmth and affection these people shared. I know I wasn’t the only one thinking “oh my god, I’d love a good chat in that always-happening dressing room”.
Cassavetes is so amazing at capturing the naturalness of every encounter between every character, “Chinese Bookie” often…