PRIZZI’S HONOR (1985) – by Pauline Kael

2018-07-17T11:02:47+01:00July 17th, 2018|CINEMA|

If John Huston’s name were not on Prizzi’s Honor, I’d have thought a fresh new talent had burst on the scene, and he’d certainly be the hottest new director in Hollywood. The picture has a daring comic tone—it revels voluptuously in the murderous finagling of the members of a Brooklyn Mafia family, and rejoices in their scams.

The Bible (1966) – Review by Pauline Kael

2019-07-13T17:27:02+01:00June 6th, 2018|CINEMA|

One of the worst failures of the movie is, implicitly, a rather comic modern predicament. Huston obviously can't make anything acceptable out of the Bible's accounts of sinfulness and he falls back upon the silliest stereotypes of evil