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The long, hard truth
Here's Leonard Maltin's description of the 1980 William Friedkin film Cruising, starring Al Pacino. "Cop Pacino goes underground to ferret out bloody killer of homosexuals in this distasteful, badly scripted film. Gay world presented as sick, degrading, and ritualistic. Filmed on authentic N.Y.C. l ... More >>
Trailer trash Texans double cross each other in Killer Joe, the William Friedkin-directed film of the Tracy Letts play which brings skanking, shooting, and sex with fried chicken parts onto the big screen with unapologetic candor and dark humor. Whether you and your date like the film or not, you w ... More >>
New Hollywood's apex
Take a wild ride with the NYPD's drug squad
Christopher Nolan's Batman returns, delivers the kick-ass goods
Vintage Esquire covers have their day at MOMA
Cruising had the city's gay community up in arms in '79, but what was all the fuss about?
There was Popeye Doyle
Break out the citronella candle: This creepy thriller gets under the skin
Michael Shannon flies first-class in a new thriller; Olbermann gets an award named after a former thriller. Plus other gnats and tats.
John Frankenheimer's Lone Heroes Confront Communists, the French, and Themselves
Queasy Riders Remember Old Glories
The Right Way to Infest
'Hoop Dreams' Director Steve James Rebounds With 'Stevie'
Two Pioneers of the New Queer Cinema Look Back on a Short-Lived Sensation
Notes on Hypothetical Hollywood