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William Richert, Writer-Director of ‘Winter Kills,’ Dies at 79

William Richert, the maverick writer-director behind the Jeff Bridges-starring conspiracy thriller Winter Kills and A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon, which gave River Phoenix his first leading role, has died. He was 79. Richert died Tuesday at his home in Portland, Oregon, his wife, Gretchen, told The Hollywood Reporter. She would not disclosed […]

‘Batman’ Was River Phoenix’s Favorite TV Show

Batman was River Phoenix's favorite show, and his brother, Joaquin, won an Oscar Sunday night for playing Joker.

Rain Phoenix Debuts Gus Van Sant-Directed Music Video Honoring Her Late Brother, River

River Phoenix talks about her new music video and album influenced by late brother River Phoenix.

The Stars of ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’: Where Are They Now?

In honor of 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade's' 30th anniversary, The Hollywood Reporter takes a look at what the movie's stars have been up to since its release May 24, 1989.

Critic’s Notebook: Gus Van Sant Gets His Moment at the Cinematheque Francaise

The director of 'Milk,' 'Elephant' and 'Good Will Hunting' is the subject of a career-long exhibition and retrospective at the Cinematheque Francaise in Paris.

‘By Sidney Lumet’: Cannes Review

The director of such 1970s American classics as 'Dog Day Afternoon,' 'Serpico' and 'Network' casts a dispassionate eye over his life and career in Nancy Buirski's film for 'American Masters' on PBS.

From ‘Matrix’ to ‘Sneakers,’ the 5 Best Hacker Films

With the extremely timely release of Michael Mann's 'Blackhat,' THR delves into the hacking film database.

Throwback Thursday: In 1985, Ethan Hawke Began His Own Film Boyhood

The 'Boyhood' star made his film debut two decades ago with 'Explorers'; says director Joe Dante: "He was able to be genuine and likable and the movie was essentially built around his character"

George Sluizer, Director of ‘The Vanishing,’ Dies at 82

The Netherlands native also helmed 'Dark Blood,' released almost two decades after River Phoenix's death

River Phoenix’s Final Film to Make U.S. Debut Despite Family Pressure

Sources tell THR that Miami festival organizers felt pressure to drop "Dark Blood," which continues to draw the ire of the late actor’s family.

River Phoenix’s ‘Dark Blood’: Berlin Review

River Phoenix's final role is brought to light in this never-before-released 1993 effort from George Sluizer, which co-stars Judy Davis, Jonathan Pryce and Karen Black.

River Phoenix’s Final Film to Make U.S. Debut at Miami Film Festival

"Dark Blood" was 80 percent complete when Phoenix died in 1993, and the footage disappeared into a vault.