“Marvel’s The Avengers” and “Breaking Bad” collected the most statuettes as the Academy Of Science Fiction, Horror & Fantasy Films handed out its Saturn Awards Wednesday night in Burbank. “Avengers”…
After two decades of false starts and near misses, the director can now look forward to shooting his long-gestating adaptation of Japanese novelist Shusaku Endo's novel next summer.
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…
Theater stints for William Friedkin, William Petersen and Amy Brenneman are on tap for the 2013-14 season at the Geffen Playhouse. Friedkin will direct the L.A. nonprofit's revival of Harold Pinter's…
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…
A lonely canoe drifts and slowly disappears into the limitless ocean under a foreboding sky.
An infuriating stunt that misrepresents itself as James Franco and co-director Travis Mathews' reimagining of the 40 minutes William Friedkin claims he was forced to cut from "Cruising" to get an R…
Quentin Tarantino rides to the Weinsteins' rescue, delivering a bloody hilarious (and hilariously bloody) Christmas counter-programmer, which Sony will unleash abroad.
When William Friedkin filed suit against Paramount and Universal last month in Los Angeles Superior Court over the returns from his 1977 movie "Sorcerer," it wasn't yet another profit participation…
Thomas D. Clagett's exhaustive and perceptive "William Friedkin: Films of Aberration, Obsession and Reality" provides a behind-the-scenes look at Friedkin's works, highlighted by a section on the…
In Cruising writer-director William Friedkin explores the S&M life of New York City. Like any approach to the bizarre, it is fascinating for about 15 minutes.