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Peter Bogdanovich, Oscar-Nominated Director and Champion of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Dies at 82

Peter Bogdanovich, the Oscar-nominated writer-director of The Last Picture Show whose career, which also included hits like What’s Up, Doc? and Paper Moon, put him on a path toward living up to the example of those like Orson Welles and John Ford he so lionized, has died. He was 82. Bogdanovich died shortly after midnight Thursday at his home in […]

‘Puppy Love’ to Open Oldenburg Festival

'Puppy Love,' Michael Maxxis' directorial debut, starring Hopper Penn, will open the 2020 Oldenburg International Film Festival. Oldenburg will hold a hybrid on-location and online festival this year, due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Oldenburg Film Festival to Honor ‘Exorcist’ Director William Friedkin

The Oldenburg International Film Festival will honor 'The Exorcist' director William Friedkin with a retrospective of his life's work.

A Personal History of Gay Pride and Prejudice: Hollywood Reporter’s Chief Film Critic Looks Back

THR's chief film critic reflects on his decades of watching, and reviewing, movies as a gay man — from toxic stereotypes and the ubiquitous 'f-word' to the thrill of Almódovar and New Queer Cinema, Oscar's 'Brokeback' burn to the 'Moonlight' milestone and beyond.

Krzysztof Penderecki, Composer of ‘The Exorcist’ and ‘The Shining,’ Dies at 86

Poland's leading composer and conducter, Krzysztof Penderecki, whose music became known worldwide through his work on Hollywood movies, has died. He was 86.

William Friedkin, Rose McGowan and More Hollywood Talent Pay Tribute to Robert Evans

William Friedkin, Rose McGowan, Philip Noyce and other collaborators and friends of Robert Evans paid tribute to the legendary producer Monday after news outlets reported that he had died at age 89.

‘Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on The Exorcist’: Film Review

Director William Friedkin reflects on the most revered and influential film of his long career in Alexandre O. Phillipe's 'Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on The Exorcist.'

Critic’s Picks: A December To-Do List for Film Buffs in L.A.

SoCal cinephiles have a plethora of holiday options outside the multiplex, including screenings of works by Spike Lee, Stanley Kubrick, William Friedkin and Hayao Miyazaki.

Dive Into ‘The Exorcist’ With New Hollywood Reporter Podcast ‘It Happened in Hollywood’

THR's new podcast 'It Happened In Hollywood,' hosted by THR senior writer Seth Abramovitch and Chip Pope and featuring director William Friedkin in its debut, opens the THR vault to revisit an indelible moment from 90 years of entertainment history.

‘Friedkin Uncut’: Film Review | Venice 2018

The director of 'The French Connection' and 'The Exorcist' speaks out along with a pantheon of Hollywood actors and directors in Francesco Zippel’s film bio, 'Friedkin Uncut.'

‘The Exorcist’: Theater Review

Ian McKellen plays a diabolical vocal role in this London stage premiere based on William Peter Blatty's 1971 novel and William Friedkin's classic 1973 horror movie, 'The Exorcist.'

William Friedkin on How He Filmed ‘The French Connection’s’ Iconic Car Chase

“I wouldn’t do anything like this today,” says the Oscar-winning director.