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This riveting unsung 1977 American movie classic is not to be missed as it makes its rightful return to the big screen.  The film is a knuckle-busting thrill ride that deftly incorporates brilliant social and political commentary on crime, labor, and politics.   164 more words

2014 Movies

Sorcerer (1977)

William Friedkin’s Sorcerer had the unfortunate timing in 1977 of being released concurrently with a movie called Star Wars, which people ended up liking a little bit. 406 more words

Happy birthday, William Friedkin.

Here’s wishing Mr. Friedkin a happy birthday. You never see production photos from Sorcerer, so I’m going with The French Connection instead.

William Friedkin

“Today, movies are as visual as they’ve ever been, but they don’t make any sense! They’ve got no heart, very little story. The dialogue is very often a little bit above a grunt… now, for the most part, people just stare at the screen for two hours and it’s like opium for the eyes and you’re not moved at all… it’s an escape from reality.” -William Friedkin

In Their Words

Recharging with Movies

The end of August moving into September is always a stone drag, man. Trying to get to sleep last night, I read over some old columns, and this became distressingly clear. 1,524 more words

Movies That Do Not Suck

A Three-Hour Tour

Dear Gert and Montag,

Separately, William Friedkin and Walon Green are responsible for two of the grimmest, violentest, and most nihilistic events ever committed to celluloid, … 1,110 more words

Bug (2006, William Friedkin)

‘I am the super mother!’ shrieks Agnes White on page 88 of Tracy Letts’ marvelous play, Bug. By the time she utters these bone-chilling lines, it is finally clear to audiences that this is clearly nothing like the playwright’s most well known (and Tony-lauded) work, August: Osage County. 1,956 more words