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The first time I heard of William Friedkin’s “Cruising” (1980) was fifteen years after its release, in “The Celluloid Closet,” an indispensable documentary about the portrayal of gays and lesbians throughout the history of films. 936 more words


Riveting 'A Most Violent Year' probes the high price of the American Dream

[A Most Violent Year was ranked #5 on my Best of 2014 list]

“When it feels scary to jump, that is exactly when you jump. 821 more words


Entry #12 - Bug

Hello, I’m Stefan. I have my job, the dorm where I live, and a passion for films in common with Hugo. I’m not aspiring to become a professional film reviewer like he is, but I do have a few years of experience watching films as a night porter, having watched hundreds of films from the service desk. 573 more words


Sorcerer (1977)

William Friedkin’s title can’t help but conjure up images of a horror film. And why not? The man gave us The Exorcist. While this remake of the 1953 French film Wages of Fear isn’t  a horror film, it does have many tense scenes and images that somehow look like they were left on the cutting room floor from his landmark horror film of 1973. 693 more words

Daily Take

Tangerine Dream & the Nightmare Sounds of Sorcerer (1977)

Edgar Froese, the founding member and creative mastermind behind the prolific German band Tangerine Dream, passed away this past Tuesday, January 20th. The news broke yesterday… 842 more words

Brandon Ledet

"film then becomes an examination of how they cope with very few options"

“I tend to be attracted to characters who are up against a wall with very few alternatives. And the film then becomes an examination of how they cope with very few options. 19 more words


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