I didn't get to blog about it, and people tend to turn to Facebook for RIPs these days, but Seymour Cassel died the other day. I loved seeing him in any films - even kinda not-so-good ones like Staten Island, which is actually worth seeking out if you're a fan (but only for him!) - but he was never used as well or thoroughly as he was by Cassavetes, and especially in Cassavetes' Faces. If you haven't seen that film, you are missing out on one of the very greatest films made in America. It's not my favourite Cassavetes - it's too harrowing! - but it's probably his most important film. And Cassel and Lynn Carlin play off each other beautifully.
Anyhow, I'll miss having Seymour Cassel turn up in movies. Rest in peace, man - and thank you for all you brought to the screen.