“And then there is the woman who is rapidly becoming a new goddess of American film, Anjelica Huston. She is Tamara. It's hard to believe that it was only in 1985, in Prizzi's Honor, that Huston gave her first truly visible performance. In little more than four years she has shown a range that to American woman except Meryl Streep can equal, and range is only part of the matter. Huston has been, without exception, first-class in everything.
“From our first glimpse of her here, she is the buffeted, sardonic, sexual Tamara--liberated by what she has been through--as surely as she was Joyce's Gretta in The Dead. Her face and her voice, seemingly created anew each time, have the true actor's magic: in addition to all else, they inspire a kind of confidence. (She will be this woman, we think: she already is this woman.) One of the film world's chief jobs, I would say, is to find adequate roles for Huston. Along with Streep, her presence is a stroke of luck that needs celebration-by-use for years to come….
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