Video of the Week: “The Killing of a Chinese Bookie”

Here’s another one from the archives. It’s John Cassavetes‘ enigmatic The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976) in its entirety. It features one of Timothy’s most memorable performances as Flo, the intriguing mix of glad-handing bonhomie and brute force behind a rather mediocre collection of Hollywood gangsters.

Cassavetes’ examination of the risks a creative artist is sometimes forced to take has few equals in modern cinema. It’s a challenging film but ultimately rewarding. Enjoy!

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