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.

Kansas City (Robert Altman, 1996)

“A criminally underrated late-period Altman film gets a burnished Blu-ray upgrade and a full slate of fine extras.” Read my review of Arrow’s new release over at Slant Magazine.

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Je T’Aime Moi Non Plus (Serge Gainsbourg, 1976)

“Gainsbourg’s bittersweet ode to physical love comes to home video with a sterling 4K restoration and some excellent extras.” Read my entire review of Kino Lorber’s excellent new Blu-ray edition over at Slant Magazine.

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Joseph Losey’s The Criminal (1960) and Accident (1967)

“Both films benefit immensely from Losey’s outsider perspective on the class hierarchies and other institutions that structure British society.” Read my reviewof both titles, out on superlative new Blu-ray discs from Kino Lorber, over at Slant Magazine.

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Edge of the Axe (José Ramón Larraz, 1988)

“Unavailable on home video since the VHS era, Edge of the Axe gets a finely honed Blu-ray presentation from Arrow Video.” Ready my review of this oddball Spanish slasher over at Slant Magazine.

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Black Angel (Roy William Neill, 1946)

“Black Angel plumbs a world rife with deviousness, desperation, greed, and betrayal, and it gets a solid A/V transfer and set of extras from Arrow Films.” Read my entire review of this little-known noir title over at Slant Magazine.

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House by the Cemetery (Lucio Fulci, 1981)

“The House by the Cemetery remains prime real estate for horror film aficionados.” Read my entire review of Blue Underground’s luscious new 3-Disc Blu-ray upgrade over at Slant Magazine.

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House by the River (Fritz Lang, 1950)

“Now looking better than ever, House by the River is a fascinating, bewitching, and hitherto largely neglected entry in Fritz Lang’s filmography.” Read my entire review of the extras and technical specs on Kino’s new Blu-ray release over at Slant Magazine.

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