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‘The Exorcist’: William Friedkin Wants You Know He’s Not Involved With Remake, Says “Not Enough Money Or Motivation”

“The Exorcist” is not a movie you’d think of as being a franchise starter, and yet it has a fantastic sequel (“The Exorcist III“) and a vastly underrated TV series. This year, reports emerged that Morgan Creek Entertainment was planning a reboot of the film, but if you thought original director William Friedkin would be […]

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‘Leap of Faith’: A Reverential Look At William Friedkin’s ‘The Exorcist’ [Review]

If you’ve read William Friedkin’s 500-page autobiography, “The Friedkin Connection,” or the interviews he has done with The Criterion Collection, you know the veteran filmmaker is a raconteur of the highest order. Many of those tales are repeated in the new documentary, “Leap of Faith,” a reverential look at the 85-year-old director’s classic, still-chilling, career-making […]

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‘Leap of Faith’ Trailer: The ‘Exorcist’ Documentary Heads to Shudder

Alexandre O. Philippe has already explored classic horror films with his documentaries 78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene and Memory: The Origins of Alien, and now he’s done it again with Leap of Faith. This latest doc delves into The Exorcist, William Friedkin’s iconic classic about a little girl possessed by a demonic force. There have already […]

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Streaming: the best of William Friedkin

A new-to-streaming documentary about the Exorcist director prompts a look through his fascinating back catalogueFor a director who hasn’t made a major film in nearly a decade, William Friedkin is undergoing something of a surprising revival. The 84-year-old American director’s up-and-down career has enjoyed a collective critical appraisal in recent years, while he has been […]

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