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.

Elle (Paul Verhoeven, 2016)

“Confrontational and often corrosively funny, Paul Verhoeven’s Elle gets a suitably subdued transfer from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.” I reviewed the technical specs on Sony’s Blu-ray release. Read the whole review on Slant Magazine.

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We Are the Flesh Blu-ray Review

“Emiliano Rocha Minter’s outrageously transgressive We Are the Flesh gets a solid transfer and some instructive extras from Arrow Video.” Read the entire review on Slant Magazine.

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The Before Trilogy (Richard Linklater, 1995-2013)

“Masterworks of contemporary American cinema, Richard Linklater’s The Before Trilogy receive stunning 2K transfers and a comprehensive compilation of bonus materials from Criterion.” Read the entire review on Slant Magazine.

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Psychomania (Don Sharp, 1973)

“Psychomania roars onto Blu-ray with a colorful restoration and a few solid supplements from Arrow Video.” Read the entire review on Slant Magazine.

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Suddenly in the Dark (Go Yeong-nam, 1981)

“Suddenly in the Dark makes its North American debut with a reasonably strong Blu-ray transfer and some welcome bonus features.” Read the rest of the view at Slant Magazine.

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One Million Years B.C. (Don Chaffey, 1966)

“Kino presents One Million Years B.C. in phenomenal 4K restorations of both the uncut international and U.S. theatrical versions, bolstered by a handful of edifying supplements.” Read the whole review on Slant Magazine.

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The Sicilian Clan (Henri Verneuil, 1969)

“Kino presents Henri Verneuil’s compelling caper film The Sicilian Clan in two newly restored versions, along with some top-notch extras.” Read the whole review on Slant Magazine.

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