The Other Huston

Most of the reviewers mentioned John Huston when describing Daniel Day-Lewis’ oilman megalomaniac in There Will Be Blood. But maybe the movie would have been better if Day-Lewis had modeled himself on the other family actor, Walter Huston, John’s father.

Witness Huston the elder in The Furies (1950), his last [...]

The Night of the Locust: Oscars 2008

“Whack me with the handsomest bludgeon in town”—Daniel Day-Lewis, mostly.

Fighting off pigeons on the marquee of the El Capitan theater on Hollywood Boulevard, ABC correspondents with surreal names watched the drama of the Elect and the Damned on the blood-red carpet below. The famous were allowed to pirouette in their finery; the obscure were [...]