Tag Archives: roman polanski

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Venus in Fur

Roman Polanski’s latest film is one of his most intriguing tales of treachery. Continue reading

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“Carnage” is a movie that has the ideas and the potential to succeed but lacks the execution to make it enjoyable. Continue reading

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“Carnage” works better when seen as a master class in acting than a workable, believable story. Continue reading

Heroes of the Zeroes: The Pianist

“The Pianist” — Roman Polanski’s chillingly cathartic drama — continues Nick Rogers’ look at the 365 best films of 2000-2009. Continue reading

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The Ghost Writer

A snappy, engaging thriller that overcomes a somewhat bloated midsection with a fantastic payoff.

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Roman Polanski’s 1979 adaptation of “Tess” introduced Nastassja Kinski to American audiences, and solidified his reputation as a brilliant, if troubled, filmmaker. Continue reading