French Connection II (1975)

On one hand, a sequel to The French Connection is completely logical. Popeye Doyle sees things through, probably more out of psychosis than out of any loyalty to law and order, and so it does make sense that he’d track the kingpin Alain Charnier all the way to Marseilles after the events of the first film. 773 more words


The French Connection (1971)

The French Connection (1971)

Dir. William Friedkin

Oscars: Best Picture (Philip D’Antoni); Best Director (William Friedkin); Best Actor (Gene Hackman);Best Adapted Screenplay (Ernest Tidyman); Best Editing (Gerald B. 708 more words

Movie review: 'The French Connection'

I am especially fond of a film that takes its time to build suspense. Long before “Alien” had to work its way to a cataclysmic ending, you could find one of the best-ever pacing efforts with “ 1,364 more words

Movie Reviews

Marathon Man Is On Netflix!

John Schlesinger’s Marathon Man–arguably one of the best thrillers ever made–has turned up on Netflix!  If you haven’t seen it, it’s definitely worth a look.   61 more words


Crime and its Discontents: a comment on William Friedkin's "The French Connection" (1971)

With an eerie soundtrack by Don Ellis and a depopulated backdrop of urban decay and moral ambiguity, crime thriller “The French Connection” feels like it needs an introduction by Rod Serling: 562 more words

Klute (1971)

Klute is probably Alan J. Pakula and Gordon Willis’ most under-seen collaboration but it shows they were capable of greatness from the very start. I’ve heard about this movie for years but it always evaded me. 575 more words

Media Diet

The dolphin could talk!: SeaQuest DSV

I probably watched every episode of this show as a kid and all I remember is that there was a dolphin named Darwin who could talk and it starred Roy Scheider from… 93 more words