Dick Smith, known as the “Godfather of Makeup,” has died at age 92. Smith’s protege, Rick Baker, tweeted of the legend’s passing on Thursday morning. The master is gone. My friend and mentor Dick…
Following the back-to-back box office failures of "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" and "Jack the Giant Killer," New Line Cinema is looking to rebound with a film that at first blush would seem to…
On the first night of summer, Warner Bros.’ “The Conjuring” made its official North American debut as an eerie throwback to the 1970s. “‘We can’t wait to see you guys squirm,” declared Hayley…
ROME — William Friedkin will be feted with the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement by the 70th Venice Film Festival where a pristine restored and recolored copy of his 1977 thriller "Sorcerer" will…
The alleged demonic possession of the Lutz family and its suburban New England manse circa 1975 doesn't lack for fascination, having inspired over the years a feature film, a prequel, a 3D entry, a…
I have always been impressed by the ability of top film directors to project an aura of invincibility — did they all take the "Aura 101" course in film school? Directors must not be challenged on set…
Never mind the inherent titular redundancy: “The Last Exorcism Part II" is a generally effective sequel to the 2010 sleeper that injected at least a little new life into the heavily taxed…
The Geffen's updated stage adaptation never quite rises to the spine-chilling.
A John Doyle-helmed stage adaptation of "The Exorcist" and world preem plays by Alan Alda and Beth Henley are on tap for the 2011-12 season at L.A.'s Geffen Playhouse.
Viewers might be pleasantly surprised by restraint of helmer Mikael Hafstrom's atmospheric thriller.