Tag: williamfriedkin

LEAP OF FAITH Interview: Alexandre O. Philippe Talks THE EXORCIST And William Friedkin

The legacy of The Exorcist, directed by William Friedkin, is truly immense. For example, the most popular horror saga of our times, which started with The Conjuring, owes it everything. However, the impact of the 1973 film goes beyond the...

MotelX 2020: Lisbon Genre Festival Lineup Includes LA LLORONA, THE RENTAL And HOST

Last month we shared the hopeful news that our friends at MotelX, the kick-ass genre film festival in Lisbon, Portugal, were prepping a live edition of their next festival. With some changes to their format and an extra couple days...

CURSED FILMS Interviews: Director Jay Cheel and Occult Writer Mitch Horowitz Talk Horror Movies

The documentary series Cursed Films (now available on Digital, DVD and Blu-ray) explores five different horror movies that, for one reason or another, have been considered 'cursed.' After several difficulties emerged during the filming of The Exorcist, such as the...

Cruising The Classics This August With Arrow Video's Upcoming Titles

Another month, another can't miss selection of classics from Arrow Video. This August may be light on quantity, but it's heavy on quality as Arrow delivers a trio of knock-out releases that fans will surely scamper to add to their...

Susan Sarandon to Receive Grand Honorary Award at Sitges 2017

Sitges International Film Festival of Catalonia, the premiere genre festival of Europe, has announced two of its awards winners for the 50th anniversary edition: director William Friedkin and actor Susan Sarandon. As well, legendary Spanish actor Santiago Segura will receive...

Gamera Obscura: We're the Ones Who Need an Exorcist

If you’re as big a fan of Friedkin’s The Exorcist as I am, you’ll know what I mean when I say it’s been touch and go out there in TV land. For every moment of the new Fox series that...

The Stack: Canfield Talks THE SWIMMER, BIG BAD WOLVES, MONSTERS, Olive Films, And William Friedkin's SORCERER

Welcome back to The Stack. This time I wax rhapsodic on the long awaited and excellent Blu-ray digibook release of William Friedkin's almost lost Sorcerer. Direct from Israel, Big Bad Wolves, the film Quentin Tarantino called "the best film of 2013"...

The Many Faces Of Roy Scheider

This week, a Blu-ray has been released of director William Friedkin's Sorcerer, an English-language adaptation of Clouzot's The Wages of Fear. A difficult production once thought to be a big fat failure, Friedkin's version is now seen by many as...

William Friedkin's SORCERER Goes Blu-ray In April

Finally having all the legal issues settled, Sorcerer, William Friedkin's long buried 1977 remake of  Henri-Georges Clouzot's classic suspense piece Wages of Fear, will be available to those outside of the European festival circuit (where it played via a restored print...

William Friedkin's SORCERER Celebrated In Paris Before Its Worldwide Release

A few months after its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, the restored version of William Friedkin's resurrected masterpiece Sorcerer was screened in Paris  at La Cinémathèque Française as  the opening film of the 2nd edition of 'Toute la...

Friedkin's SORCERER To Be Unleashed Once Again!

As part of my crazy long interview with William Friedkin that you should really read, I brought up the possibility of finally seeing Sorcerer given the respect it's due.Here's how that part of the conversation went:I have lots of people...

Joshua Chaplinsky's Favorite Films of 2012

Another year older and what do you get? Another crop of kick ass movies, that's what. And if the crop is where celluloid images are stored prior to digestion, this column is the gizzard where their contents are broken down...

Weinberg on Film: KILLER JOE Emerges as Highly Original

The filmography of celebrated director William Friedkin is a colorful one indeed. First-year film buffs will, of course, point to classics like The French Connection (1971) and The Exorcist (1973), while the more seasoned of the celluloid-obsessed will rattle...

Billy Friedkin Talks KILLER JOE and So Much More

Earlier this week I had a chance to talk with a Hollywood legend for well over an hour. From working with Hitchcock, to his extraordinary success with The Exorcist and The French Connection, through to his edgy and vital new...

Review: KILLER JOE, Crazy on Display

[With the film opening theatrically in New York today and expanding wider next week, we revisit our review from the last edition of the Toronto International Film Festival.] When the name William Friedkin comes up in conversation, you cannot help...

Matthew McConaughey Oozes Menace In KILLER JOE Trailer

A rejuvenated Matthew McConaughey teaming up with celebrated director William Friedkin in an NC-17 hitman tale? Oh, yes please.When 22-year-old Chris (Emile Hirsch) finds himself in debt to a drug lord, he hires a hit man to dispatch his mother,...

Do You Like Your Chicken Southern Fried? How about *graphic aberrant content*?

I stumbled across this poster, to the left, today, and it reminded me that one of the great overlooked films on the festival circuit of 2011, William Friedkin's Killer Joe, has yet to see the light of a cinema release.  ...

TIFF 2011: KILLER JOE Review

When the name William Friedkin comes up in conversation, you cannot help but think of the directors crazy genius period in the 1970s with iconic films such as The Exorcist and The French Connection, or even his highly enjoyable To Live And Die in...

Matthew McConaughey Strikes A Deal In Clip From William Friedkin's KILLER JOE

It would appear that Matthew McConaughey is turning his back on the romcoms that made him a mint and going back to being an interesting actor. McConaughey is in the midst of a string of solid titles - with nary...