This week, we're comparing the most beloved movie ever made by William Friedkin and one of the last movies made by William Friedkin. That's right, The Exorcist: Believer came out recently as a reboot sequel of The Exorcist, which ignores all the subsequent sequels in true Halloween (2018). In addition to our review of that film, we discuss Friedkin's The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, an adaptation of a 50s play (originally a novel and also a film) set in the modern day. Despite being a "TV movie," it's actually fantastic?
The Exorcist: Believer was directed by David Gordon Green, who co-wrote the screenplay with Peter Sattler and story credits that include Green, Scott Teems, and Danny McBride. The cast includes Leslie Odom Jr., Lidya Jewett, Olivia O‘Neill, Jennifer Nettles, Norbert Leo Butz, Ann Dowd, and Ellen Burstyn. The film came out on October 6 through Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions, and it has a 111-minute runtime.
The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial was directed and written by William Friedkin, based on Herman Wouk's eponymous 1953 play, itself based on Wouk's 1952 novel The Caine Mutiny. The cast includes Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Clarke, Jake Lacy, Monica Raymund, and Lance Reddick. Additionally, the film premiered at the Venice International Film Festival on September 3 and came out on Paramount+ with Showtime on October 6. It has a 109-minute runtime.
Our intro music this week is “Which One?” by Glimlip & .multibeat.