Archive for category: John Huston

Review: Wise Blood

28 November, 2012 (09:00) | by Richard T. Jameson, Film Reviews, John Huston | By: Richard T. Jameson

[Originally published in The Weekly, May 28, 1980] I preach that there are all kinds of truth, your truth and somebody else’s, but behind all of them, there’s only one truth and that is that there’s no truth…. Where you come from is gone, where you thought you were going to never was there, and […]

Review: The Man Who Would Be King

13 November, 2012 (19:28) | by Robert C. Cumbow, Film Reviews, John Huston | By: Robert C. Cumbow

[Originally published in Movietone News 48, February 1976] John Huston said recently he has made only three good films in the past decade: Reflections in a Golden Eye, Fat City, and The Man Who Would Be King. Though I’m still holding out—more or less alone, I think—for The Kremlin Letter to be included among his […]

The Maltese Falcon

11 November, 2010 (08:16) | by Richard T. Jameson, Essays, John Huston | By: Richard T. Jameson

[Originally written for the National Society of Film Critics anthology The A List: 100 Essential Films (2002)] In 1539, the Knight Templars of Malta, paid tribute to Charles V of Spain, by sending him a Golden Falcon encrusted from beak to claw with rarest jewels – but pirates seized the galley carrying the priceless token and […]

DVDs of the Month: The African Queen and Bigger Than Life

25 March, 2010 (16:34) | by Sean Axmaker, DVD, Film Reviews, John Huston | By: Sean Axmaker

One of the most beloved and cherished Hollywood adventures ever made and long the top of every list of DVD requests, The African Queen (Paramount) makes its much anticipated debut on DVD and Blu-ray simultaneously. It was worth the wait: this is a stunning presentation, but more on that later. The pedigree is impeccable: Sam […]

John Huston: Withholding Judgment

13 May, 2009 (15:03) | by David Coursen, John Huston | By: David Coursen

[Parts of the article previously appeared in Cinemonkey and as program notes for Cinema 7] Film critics have never quite known what to make of John Huston; whether his work has been praised or disparaged, it has almost always inspired critical overkill. After a striking debut with The Maltese Falcon (1941) and a pair of […]