Budd Wilkins is an internationally published film critic and film historian. He contributes to Slant Magazine, Little White Lies, Video Watchdog, Film International, Movie Mezzanine, Not Coming To A Theater Near You, and Acidemic Journal of Film and Media. Wilkins has written chapters for several anthologies awaiting publication: an essay on the films of Juan Lopez Moctezuma for Intellect, Ltd’s Global Fear: International Horror Directors, a piece on Walerian Borowczyk’s Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Miss Osbourne, and one on Mars Attacks! for an anthology about the work of director Tim Burton. Wilkins has interviewed documentary legend Frederick Wiseman, Academy Award winning actor and director Albert Brooks, cult film director Lucky McKee, and Bruce Goldstein, programming director of New York City’s famed repertory theater The Film Forum. Wilkins provided press coverage for the 2012 and 2014 Cannes Film Festival for Slant. He also provided press coverage for the 2012 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Wilkins’ review of The French Connection is required reading for a film class at The University of Southern California entitled “Cinema of the Streets.” He programmed and moderated film series including “Sinister Cinema” and “Laughter in the Dark” at The Greensboro School of Creativity in Greensboro, North Carolina. He moderated a screening of the Ron Fricke documentary Samsara at The Weatherspoon Art Museum of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro on March 6, 2014. Wilkins was the host of Critic’s Choice Cinema at The Crown at The Historic Carolina Theatre of Greensboro (www.carolinatheatre.com).
Wilkins is a native of Hollywood, Florida and currently lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. He is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, holding a bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies and a master’s degree in liberal studies with a concentration on film studies.
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