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To Live and Die in L.A. (William Friedkin, 1985)

“William Friedkin’s neon-hued noir To Live and Die in L.A. gets a vibrant 4K transfer and a slate of solid new extras from Shout! Factory.” Read the entire review on Slant Magazine. Advertisements

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The French Connection Screening Tonight at The Carolina Theatre of Greensboro

It’s time for THE FRENCH CONNECTION, Yes! Weekly movie reviewer Mark Burger’s pick for the Summer Film Festival! The movie starts at 7pm with a special intro from film critic Budd Wilkins, so get your popcorn and get ready for … Continue reading

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The French Connection (William Friedkin, 1971)

“Four decades after its initial release, William Friedkin’s Oscar-sweeper The French Connection remains an electrifying achievement, drawing its high-voltage forward momentum from the collision of semi-documentary procedural, with its based-on-real-events verisimilitude, and downbeat rogue-cop revisionism.” Read my review of The … Continue reading

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Manning The Line

William Friedkin’s The Exorcist (1974) In his “video introduction” to the 25th anniversary edition of the DVD, director William Friedkin makes plain the intentions of screenwriter/author William Peter Blatty and himself: “[The film] strongly, and realistically, tries to make the … Continue reading

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