A Private War
Crazy Rich Asians
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This time, Huston has found material that was all but guaranteed to fuel the battiest recesses of his imagination.
John Huston, with uncluttered direction and expert handling of actors, has fashioned a disturbing tale of the fringe side of overzealous religious preachers in the deep South.
This adaptation of Flannery O'Connor's novel is John Huston's best film for many years.
One of John Huston's most original, most stunning movies.
Along with The Man Who Would Be King and The Dead, this is arguably John Huston's best literary adaptation, and conceivably his very best film.
Funny, tragic, philosophical, farcical -- this is Huston near the top of his form. A useful batch of interviews, including one with Dourif.
Wise Blood, an unusual mixture of comedy, tragedy, satire and horror, is an uningratiating but haunting work.
Ultimately the movie's taste becomes highly questionable.
I dont have to run away from anything cause I dont believe in anything!
strange, sub-Coen Brothers caricature that, especially when underscored with Alex North's deliberately hammy hillbilly music, never amounts to much more than a condescending tragicomic satire of spiritual emptiness
Huston stays true to the novel's events but draws from the story all the black comedy he can find. We are in strange territory.
Any film that features both Harry Dean Stanton and Ned Beatty as scam artists and its tale about religious hypocrisy borders on madness, is one not to be missed.
Decidely more tragicomic and surrealist than ever before. Another show about the love that John Huston always professed to losers.
A very strange and thoughtful 70s drama with dark and comedic twists. Directed by John Huston and starring Brad Dourif, the film tackles a lot of themes and adapts to a variety of tones throughout, making for an experience both ambitious and scattershot. The final fourth of the film is particularly difficult to grasp. But despite being uneven and repellant at time, in Huston's hands the film always remains entertaining and interesting. It's worth the effort for Dourif outstanding performance alone. Huston in his more outlandish form.
Very strange, but entertaining, but odd and well acted, but weird and worth watching.
The oddest sort of John Huston. Bizarre but very, very interesting.
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