Articles tagged william friedkin, john frankenheimer

20 Questions: Crayton Robey

The Boys in the Band defined a moment in LGBT history. Crayton Robey explores that history in Making the Boys, which debuted at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.

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16 Mar 2009 // 8:59 PM

French Connection 1 & 2

Watching the original with its sequel draws attention to the subtle but inarguably greater care Friedkin brought to the earlier film.

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17 Jul 2008 // 10:00 PM

American Film Theatre

In what might be called the curse of Chekhov, the common setting is a living room, the common characters a family, and the common dynamic a stew of bitter backbiting and recrimination that ultimately gives the lie to Tolstoy, because here each unhappy family seems perfectly alike.

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The John Frankenheimer Collection

The rather complex ideological issues and unique sense of aesthetics that Frankenheimer infused in his films can be fully appreciated in this collection.

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29 Jan 2008 // 2:53 AM

John Frankenheimer boxed set shows top director at work

To paraphrase Rodney Dangerfield, movie director John Frankenheimer doesn’t get much respect. Film historian David Thomson, in his “New Biographical Dictionary of Film,” dismisses

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Bug

24 Oct 2007 // 9:59 PM

Bug

Bug does what it sets out to do, which is to burrow under your skin and fester there, goading you to dig it out with something sharp.

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29 May 2007 // 12:59 AM

William Friedkin: A master storyteller returns with Bug

“What a director’s doing at all times in a film is creating an atmosphere where the actors feel free not only to perform,” William

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25 May 2007 // 11:40 AM

Bug (2006) (2006)

What goes on in Aggie's head is the point of departure for Bug, which is not, as early trailers suggested, anything like a conventional horror film.

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31 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

Blue Chips (1994)

With the occasional exception of Shaquille O'Neal, the players here act like athletes, which is to say, badly.

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The Manchurian Candidate: Special Edition (1962)

The Manchurian Candidate throws into horrific relief a chaotic sense of U.S. national identity.

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14 Oct 2003 // 12:00 AM

Black Sunday (1977)

John Frankenheimer's 'Black Sunday' serves as something of a transition between 'New Hollywood' and the more spectacular films that came later.

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11 Aug 2003 // 12:00 AM

The Hunted (2003)

'For me,' declares Friedkin, just hearing the Dylan lyric spoken by Johnny Cash is worth making a film for.

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13 Mar 2003 // 12:00 AM

The Hunted (2003)

Benicio Del Toro looks appropriately haunted in The Hunted.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Reindeer Games (2000)

The spirit of world class schlock-horror promoter William Castle was in the theater recently, during a preview screening of Pitch Black, as flashlights were given to a number of audience members.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Rules of Engagement (2000)

Two years ago, many critics praised Saving Private Ryan as a new kind of war film that brought the horrors of war home with an unprecedented, visceral intensity..

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The Exorcist: The Version You’ve Never Seen (1973/2000)

The Exorcist: The Version You've Never Seen is really The Version That We Would Never Have Let You See If We Didn't Need New Material For DVD.

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'Herald' Attempts the Troubled Waters of the Colonial Narrative

// Moving Pixels

"The “colonialism” at play is not between nations, rather it seems more interested in how it influences a man recently come of age.

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