Lock the door: for our April devotional to Paul Newman, we’re revisiting Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Vulture critic Roxana Hadadi.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid frustrates me like family.
We meet Newman's character at a disadvantage in The Sting, but because this is Paul Newman, and we know Paul Newman, it’s more than evident that The Paul Newman Show is about to begin.
With Slap Shot, Paul Newman unlocked the ability to bring his inherent gregariousness and impish charm to the big screen, ushering in his most confident, natural performances of the coming decades.
Paul Newman truly was a Wife Guy—a badge of honor he was proud to display for a spouse as talented as Joanne Woodward.
Hud is a film with hard choices and few clear answers—and perhaps this ultimately accounts for its cult appeal among a youth culture who would soon usher in a morally ambiguous New Hollywood.
Paul Newman represents a new type of cinematic soldier, one far more human than most portrayals of traitors are allowed to be.
Paul Newman portrays someone whose love is all-encompassing, who loves despite and loves because. And it’s from this love that his Stage Manager is able to draw his remarkable combination of power and vulnerability.