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William Friedkin Calls ‘A Quiet Place Part II’ a ‘Classic Horror Film’

Well over a year since the movie had its world premiere back in March 2020, director John Krasinski’s “A Quiet Place Part II” is finally reaching an audience. The movie just opened in wide release from Paramount on May 28, which means theatergoers are being treated to the sequel to the hit 2018 film about […]

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Matt Reeves Reveals How ‘The Batman’ Was Inspired by ‘Chinatown’ and ‘Taxi Driver’

The Batman director Matt Reeves spoke at length at DC FanDome about his grounded comic book movie, and when he was asked which non-Batman movies inspired his new film, he singled out Chinatown, Taxi Driver and The French Connection. “Chinatown was a key one, because in Chinatown, Jake Gittes (Jack Nicholson), in investigating the series […]

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‘Friedkin Uncut’ Trailer: New Doc Dives Into The Life Of ‘Exorcist, ‘French Connection’ Filmmaker William Friedkin

By now, you ought to know the filmmaking career of legendary Oscar-winning director William Friedkin. If you don’t know Friedkin himself for some reason, you probably at least know films like “The French Connection,” and “The Exorcist.” But Friedkin’s career is extraordinary and offbeat, going from massive box office success (“The Exorcist”) and Oscar-dominating wins […]

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45 Years After the ‘The Exorcist,’ William Friedkin Still Doesn’t Know Whether He Believes in Possession

Want to feel old? The above picture is what the girl from “The Exorcist” looks like today. (Kidding.) William Friedkin’s classic — recently named the fourth-best horror movie of all time by IndieWire — celebrates its 45th anniversary this year, and as part of the festivities, the director and his leading lady Ellen Burstyn recently […]

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‘The Devil And Father Amorth’ Continues William Friedkin’s Obsession With Evil [Review]

One question looms evocatively over the 69 minutes consuming “The Devil and Father Amorth,” Academy Award-winning director William Friedkin‘s (“The French Connection”) latest documentary about real-life exorcisms: “is this really the random invasion of an external force?” A question that has perpetuated the widening of the gap between science and religion, the Vatican’s performance of […]

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