Author Archives: Budd Wilkins

About Budd Wilkins

Budd Wilkins is a writer, film critic and instructor. He is a Staff Critic for Slant Magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Nordic Issue of Acidemic Journal of Film and Media. He is currently writing a chapter for an anthology on international horror directors to be published by Intellect Press and distributed by University of Chicago Press. Mr. Wilkins was born and raised in Hollywood, Florida. He attended Penn State for several years before moving to North Carolina in 1994, where he earned his Bachelor's in Religious Studies and a Master's in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Film Studies from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His primary focus is film history, film literacy and criticism, with the goal of bringing obscure, foreign and films that are labeled "difficult" to the attention of film aficionados of all kinds. Other interests and focus of critique include comparative religion, black humor, 19th century European literature, horror and graphic novels. Mr Wilkins lives in Greensboro, North Carolina with his wife, Tina. Follow @buddwilkins on Twitter.

Golden Year: EROS + MASSACRE (Kiju Yoshida, 1969)

Widely considered Yoshida’s masterpiece, Eros + Massacre brings an epic scale to its intimate portrayal of Sakae Osugi (Toshiyuki Hosokawa), a free-love-espousing anarchist who, along with his lover, Noe Ito (Mariko Okada), was murdered by a right-wing militarist faction within the Japanese … Continue reading

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Golden Year: WOMEN IN LOVE (Ken Russell, 1969)

Ken Russell’s Women In Love is one of those exceedingly rare film adaptations of a vaunted literary work that successfully manages to fuse fidelity to the source material with its director’s distinctive visual style. Larry Kramer’s screenplay lifts virtually all of its … Continue reading

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(Re-)Branded!

Just a note to let all you Gentle Readers know that I have formally re-branded this site BUDD WILKINS AT THE SHOW for a number of reasons. First of all, I think it better encapsulates my present and future preoccupations … Continue reading

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Twin Peaks Recaps

I’ve been a bit lax lately in updating these here, so I’m uploading a one-stop link to follow my coverage at The House Next Door. You can read all my pieces here.

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Twin Peaks: The Return Recap, “Part 8”

“For those who thought “Part 7” of Twin Peaks: The Return contained too much exposition and narrative linearity, Mark Frost and David Lynch have obliged you in spades with “Part 8,” a delirious descent into the murky matrix of material … Continue reading

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Twin Peaks: The Return Recap, “Part 7”

“This week’s episode of Twin Peaks: The Return uses Mark Frost and David Lynch’s abiding preoccupation with doppelgangers and mirror imagery as an often subtle structural device.” Read the entire recap for Twin Peaks: The Return, “Part 7” over at … Continue reading

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Twin Peaks: The Return Recap, “Part 6”

“Many of the events in the latest episode of Twin Peaks: The Return seem to depend on the toss of a coin, inviting speculation about the balance between chance and necessity in the lives of the characters.” Read the entire … Continue reading

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