Movie Reviews
Monday , May 27 2019

Tag Archives: William Friedkin

Feed Subscription

The Wages of Fear (1953) v. Sorcerer (1977)

Spoiler scale (How spoilery is this article on a scale of 1 to 10?):  5   Although a veteran filmmaker, director Henri-Georges Clouzot (Les diabolique (1955), La vérité (1960)) realized his first commercial breakthrough by capitalizing upon the popularity of the novel by Charles Arnaud, Le Salaire de la peur (The Wages of Fear) (1950).  In notable contrast to modern adaptations (read: ... Read More »

Killer Joe and All of the Places You May Not Want to Go

Spoiler Scale (How spoilery is this article on a scale of 1 to 10)?  8   Director William Friedkin will probably best be known for his exemplary career trajectory as an alumnus of the New Hollywood movement of the 1970s – starting with the Oscar-winning The French Connection (1971), continuing with with the shocking The Exorcist (1973), and ending with the self-indulgent flop/masterpiece Sorcerer (1977).  Much like director Sidney Lumet’s black swan song, Before the ... Read More »

Scroll To Top