The French Connection (1971) – William Friedkin

William Friedkin’s 1971 classic has deserved a rewatch for awhile, and I was quite happy to settle in for it. I like Gene Hackman, who won himself an Academy Award for his turn as NYPD officer Popeye Doyle, and I’m a huge fan of Roy Scheider who plays his partner, Cloudy, and received a nomination…

To Live and Die In L.A. (1985) – William Friedkin

I don’t know how it happens, but between the watching and the re-watching, I constantly forget how awesome To Live and Die In L.A. is. I know it’s good, I love this movie, but I seem to be consistently stunned every time I settle in for this one. Amazingly I didn’t see this film upon…

Trailer Tracks: To Live and Die in L.A. (1985) – William Friedkin

This is a movie that I love to revisit, with a wicked soundtrack by Wang Chung, and a gritty yet glossy look at cops (well, agent) and criminals in Los Angeles, specifically William Petersen and Willem Dafoe, this movie rocks in every way. And this trailer still rocks!  

The Exorcist (1973)

  The tubular bells musical piece, the dizzying staircase, the silhouette image of Father Merrin standing outside the house looking at his destiny, the insets of the demon Pazuzu, the pea soup, the head turn, the crucifix scene, the exorcism… so many things make this film stand out. As I work my way through the…