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New Book Reappraises Director Michael Cimino’s Career and Life

“I think failure is more interesting than success,” Charles Elton says of his decision to undertake an investigation into, and reappraisal of, the life and work of director Michael Cimino in the new biography Cimino: The Deer Hunter, Heaven’s Gate and the Price of a Vision (Abrams Press, $28). “Success is kind of inspirational, but […]

A September To-Do List for Film Buffs in L.A.

Leave the late-summer drek at the multiplex and challenge yourself with a classic from Frederick Wiseman or Michael Cimino instead.

Peter Biskind on Michael Cimino’s Twisted, Tortured Legacy: “A Mystery in Death as He Was in Life”

The director's bizarre behavior on 'The Deer Hunter' led to his (and a studio's) undoing on 'Heaven's Gate' — and the end of 1970s New Hollywood.

Galloway on Film: How Michael Cimino Joined the Ranks of Hollywood’s Great Failures

Even the greatest successes know what it means to fail. Just ask Amy Pascal, Mel Gibson and Jim Gianopulos.

Critic’s Notebook: Michael Cimino, a Comet that Blazed Brightly, Briefly

The writer-director of 'The Deer Hunter' and 'Heaven's Gate' hit a dazzling early career peak before his long decline into elusive, reclusive, eccentric behavior.

Michael Cimino, Writer-Director of ‘The Deer Hunter’ and ‘Heaven’s Gate,’ Dies at 77

He won two Oscars for the Vietnam classic, but his wildly overbudget film about the settlement of the American West brought down a studio.

A February To-Do List for Film Buffs in Los Angeles

The "dump months" are upon us, but Los Angeles cinephiles can take refuge at any of the following classic, cult or rare screenings.

Michael Cimino: The Full, Uncensored Hollywood Reporter Interview

Experience a two-hour conversation with a directing legend.

‘Deer Hunter’ Director’s First Interview in 13 Years: Michael Cimino Touts Clint Eastwood for President, Blasts Rumors He’s Becoming a Woman

His Vietnam War drama was the 'American Sniper' of its day and won five Oscars 36 years ago — now the reclusive helmer speaks for the first time since 2002, detailing his run-in with Jane Fonda, riffing on war films and putting long-standing rumors to rest that he's becoming a woman ("Bullshit").