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Killer Joe (2012)

First published by movieScope

Drawn, like William Friedkin’s previous feature Bug (2006), from a play by Tracy Letts, this bucket of southern gothic is a Coen-esque caper of small-town double-crosses that starts off trailer-trash tawdry, before steadily gearing down into truly unhinged realms—even for the Texas hinterlands. 196 more words

The French Connection (1971)

William Friedkin’s crime thriller The French Connection is a crackerjack of a movie. It’s the first R-rated flick to win the Oscar for Best Picture and it’s one of the finest films in the genre. 718 more words

Entertainment

Modern Horror Classics: The Babadook & It Follows

by Steve Habrat

Over the past few years, the horror genre has slowly been clawing its way out of the grave and unleashing a small-but-scrappy string of winners that packed something the genre was seriously lacking—genuine scares. 1,364 more words

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The Insider (1999)

A smash cut can be a beautiful thing. It can also be a broadly-defined thing, somewhat unfortunately, which means I have to reel you into a conversation about Michael Mann’s… 1,130 more words

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The Guardian (1990)

When this film came out I remember it wasn’t well received by critics at the time. That crossed it off my radar. Here I am years later and enjoying it on my first viewing after coming across a copy of this William Friedkin thriller on DVD. 496 more words

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Quickie Review: The French Connection (1971)

It really is all about the chase.

Really.

It’s certainly not about the plot. If that were the case, The French Connection would qualify as a 30 minute short film. 221 more words

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The Boys in the Band (1970)

In the packet sitting on my trunk that also functions as a coffee table, only a single cookie remained. Within five days, I was rejected for not one but two jobs and mutually decided with a very nice gentleman that future dates were no longer necessary. 1,117 more words

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