Gloria 08/25/18

Twilight Time

“Come on, come on, I’d love it — don’t hang back!” dares Gloria Swenson, brandishing a gun at three mobsters that know she means business. Gena Rowlands is electric as a tough New York ex- gangland moll who finds that her maternal instincts make her deadlier than the male: “I’ll kill anybody that’s trying to kill me.” John Cassavetes’ commercial crowd-pleaser is also a smart, sassy gangland mini-classic; this presentation gives us Bill Conti’s music score on an isolated track. On Blu-ray from Twilight Time.