Daniel Day-Lewis, Oliver Twist, and the Mysterious Spectacle of Acting

A recent interview with Irish actor Daniel Day-Lewis in London’s Telegraph Magazine prompted some reflection on the nature of acting. “Because of his commitment to a character, he has a very difficult time disengaging from a part. ‘There’s a terrible sadness,’ he told me. ‘The last day of shooting is surreal. Your mind, your body, [Read More...]

“There Will Be Blood” Makes Good on Its Promise, and Startles in its Depiction of Evil Manhood

Some of you who read this blog will know that I do not style myself a reviewer of movies. I do not have the credentials to do so, and I seek to avoid presenting myself as an expert regarding things for which I have no credentials or training. However, I do think it useful and [Read More...]


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