It was the early 1970s, Hollywood was in turnaround. The old guard was nearing the end with some young turks taking the stage. Each started making small films, worked in other roles, or worked in television; but were ready for their close-ups as feature directors with the new decade. 1,099 more words
Besides their constant push to create original movies, Netflix is also becoming a treasure-trove for documentary enthusiasts. While Making a Murderer, The Keepers, and The Staircase achieved much critical acclaim, there are still many undiscovered documentaries that would grip you from the get-go and make you binge until you have heard the full story. 674 more words
I don’t know why but I’ve come to a bit of a brick wall trying to review this film as if it’s a fresh take. So instead I’m going to share some things I found interesting from the director, William Friedkin’s DVD commentary, because, the way I see it, and believe me, the way you’ll see it too, the miracle of how this film was made is half the intrigue. 950 more words
Paranoia is contagious.
Absolutely goddamned right.
Bug, the 2006 movie from William Friedkin, dives into paranoia like the films of my childhood. It deserves a spot on the shelf next to classic paranoia films of the 70’s like The Conversation, Three Days of the Condor, The Parallax View, Capricorn One, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Marathon Man, and The China Syndrome. 1,659 more words