The Devil and Father Amorth ★★★

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William Friedkin is as entertaining as a host as he is as a director. Here he returns to the subject matter of his classic film, "The Exorcist," and spends time with famous exorcist Father Gabriele Amorth, as well as various psychiatrists and neurosurgeons to explore the phenomenon of demonic possession. Friedkin's interview with Bishop Robert Barron is one of the highlights of the film.

Finding a narrative in a documentary can already be tricky, but one thing that works against this movie is that Father Amorth was very old when his movie went into production, and he passed away during its making, and as a result, various aspects of the film feel incomplete. Still, it's an interesting document that gets us up close and personal with one of the more famous figures in the Catholic Church in recent years.

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