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Film Review: 'Nostalgia'

Just as a laugh is generally bigger the longer its setup, so tears require even more preparation to be properly jerked — which is to say, we can’t be expected to weep for, or with, fictive folks we’ve hardly met. 734 more words


Living Twice

In the chapter entitled Living Twice, Natalie says writers have to be a little slow. She gives the example of standing in the rain to feel it and watch it. 299 more words

Writing Down The Bones

Requiem for a Dream

Requiem for a Dream follows parallel stories that shed light onto the desperate. Those desperate for love and belonging, those desperate for acceptance in the outside world, those desperate for fame. 419 more words


The Exorcist (1973)

2017 #150
William Friedkin | 122 mins | Blu-ray | 16:9 | USA / English & Arabic* | 18 / R

Did you know The Exorcist was based on a true story? 986 more words



Review by Derrick Carter

Running Time: 2 hours 12 minutes

MPAA Rating: R for Strong Language and Disturbing Images

Directed by: William Friedkin

Written by: William Peter Blatty… 789 more words


The Exorcist (1973, William Friedkin)

Despite the title, The Exorcist is about pretty much everything except the actual exorcist. When he does appear, kicking off the third act, it’s kind of a stunt. 828 more words

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