Articles tagged william friedkin

28 Jul 2015 // 9:46 AM

Double Take: ‘The French Connection’ (1971)

You pick your feet in Poughkeepsie, and we pick The French Connection for Double Take #18.

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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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24 Oct 2007 // 9:59 PM


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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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

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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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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