Sorcerer

Sorcerer ★★★★

Reviewed on the podcast here. Prefer Friedkin's vision to Clouzot, whose films don't do particularly much for me (My favorite is The Murderer in Apartment 21). I think the key being Clouzot can really shoot a tense sequence (his version of the blow up the rock is much better than Friedkin's), but I've always found the characterizations and motivations in Wages of Fear to be unearned and somewhat at odds with the actual plot. Friedkin knows his nihilism.