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Polanski Is Just a Child Rapist
"...should remember that when movie reviewers inevitably gush about Roman Polanski's greatness and skill and blah blah blah, they're..."

Sept. 27, 2005 Postmarks

Oliver Twist
Some may doubt the need to once more bring Dickens’ tale to the screen, but Polanski’s deft adaptation proves that there’s still life in that well-worn story of a boy who beats the odds.
"...Directed by: Roman Polanski. Starring: Ben Kingsley, Barney Clark, Jamie Foreman, Harry..."

Oct. 7, 2005 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Roman Polanski directs this chamber piece about the demise of social decorum that's adapted from the play God of Carnage.
"...Directed by: Roman Polanski. Starring: Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz and..."

Jan. 13, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Rush Hour 3
It's The Bourne Ultimatum's evil twin, relying, as it repeatedly does, on tired, cookie-cutter, cliché action set-pieces.
"...comedic performance in Rush Hour 3 comes from director-cum-fugitive Roman Polanski, whose turn as the head of the Parisian..."

Aug. 10, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A woman appears to go ’round the bend in this well-done horror film
" the “woman goes crazy” subgenre, advanced mostly by Roman Polanski and Ingmar Bergman in the Sixties, but with..."

April 15, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

8 MM
"...more eclectic hands, say Gus Van Sant, or perhaps Roman Polanski, but what's done is done and what's done..."

Feb. 26, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Hugh Hefner: Once Upon a Time
"...a film version of Macbeth, which was directed by Roman Polanski, and launched a publishing line at the same..."

Feb. 19, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Pianist
"...Directed by: Roman Polanski. Starring: Adrien Brody, Frank Finlay, Maureen Lipman, Ed..."

Jan. 10, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Ghost Writer
Polanski is back in the saddle with his new political mystery thriller, which stars Ewan McGregor and Pierce Brosnan.
"...Directed by: Roman Polanski. Starring: Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Kim Cattrall, Olivia..."

Feb. 26, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Bitter Moon
"...Directed by: Roman Polanski. Starring: Peter Coyote, Emanuelle Seigner, Hugh Grant, Kristin..."

May 6, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Ninth Gate
"...Directed by: Roman Polanski. Starring: Lena Olin, Emmanuelle Seigner, Frank Langella and..."

March 17, 2000 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Death and the Maiden
"...Directed by: Roman Polanski. Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley and Stuart Wilson...."

Feb. 3, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Polanski and Deneuve's depiction of a young woman's dissolution into madness is one of the most harrowing mental descents ever depicted onscreen.
"...Directed by: Roman Polanski. Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Ian Hendry and John Fraser...."

Nov. 21, 1997 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

New on DVD: 'Chinatown'
"...It's about time Roman Polanski's 1974 film made it to Blu-ray. The director's..."

April 13, 2012 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Venus in Fur
The play’s the thing in Roman Polanski's erotic screen version of the Tony Award-winner.
"...Directed by: Roman Polanski. Starring: Emmanuelle Seigner and Mathieu Amalric...."

Sept. 5, 2014 Movie Review by Steve Davis

All Wrapped Up
Holiday Film Previews
"...this holiday season, there will be at least five: Roman Polanski's Repulsion, Jacques Tourneur's Out of the Past, Fritz..."

Nov. 28, 1997 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

An Education
Everything about Scherfig’s coming-of-age story about a girl in the London suburb of Twickenham in 1961 is spot-on.
"...which seem angrier than ever regarding such things as Roman Polanski’s sexual activities in the Seventies, An Education may..."

Nov. 13, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Everything's Coming Up Polish
Highlights from the fifth annual Austin Polish Film Festival
"...Polish Film Awards, breaking the previous record held by Roman Polanski's The Pianist...."

Nov. 5, 2010 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

TV Eye
War, basketball, and the Oscars: Reality programming faces new challenges.
"...who gave a rousing standing ovation to convicted felon Roman Polanski for winning Best Director for The Pianist. Polanski's..."

March 28, 2003 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

The Fearless Vampire Killers, or: Pardon Me, but Your Teeth Are in My Neck
Period horror comedies were virtually unheard of in 1967, and although all of Roman Polanski's work up to that year had shone a flair for blacker-than-pitch grave-digger humor, this would be the first time he had experimented with outright comedy
"...– this was as much a turning point for Polanski as it was for his new lover and future..."

Nov. 26, 2004 Screens Review by Marc Savlov

The Playboy Interviews: The Directors
Cinematic storytelling and technique naturally get plenty of play, but all these long-form interviews roam through detours and diversions that lend a tremendous sense of character
"...Roman Polanski: But I don't think I would eat your..."

Dec. 14, 2007 Screens Review by Spencer Parsons

For many, Chinatown epitomizes the peak of Seventies Hollywood filmmaking and is perhaps the finest neo-noir ever made
"...For many, Chinatown, directed by Roman Polanski from Robert Towne's Oscar-winning screenplay, epitomizes the peak..."

Nov. 9, 2007 Screens Review by Rick Klaw

Jennifer Lawrence on the brink of madness
"...unease level into the stratosphere, rivaling two films by Roman Polanski that border on or trip over into similar..."

Sept. 22, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Devil's Due
She's having an unholy baby - but isn't that every pregnant woman's fear? The only new ingredient in this horror setup is the found-footage element.
"...often overlooked by their glassy-eyed, zombified progenitors. As in Roman Polanski’s infinitely superior Rosemary’s Baby, the titular unholy spawn..."

Jan. 24, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Escape From Tomorrow
Shot guerrilla-style at Disneyland and Disney World, this surreal drama about a man's mental disintegration at "the happiest place on Earth" lands a spitball in the Mouse's eye.
"...Meyer, the still very much alive Jean-Luc Godard, and Roman Polanski are cackling with glee over Escape From Tomorrow’s..."

Oct. 11, 2013 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Cannes Reveals Full 2013 Lineup
Coen Brothers, Soderbergh, Luhrmann, and more
"...chateau en Italie (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi) Venus in Fur (Roman Polanski)..."

April 18, 2013 Screens Post by Monica Riese

2010 Screens Top 10s
"...(Michael Bacall, Edgar Wright), The Ghost Writer (Robert Harris, Roman Polanski), True Grit (Joel Coen, Ethan Coen) WORST FILM..."

Jan. 7, 2011 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Vampires Suck
From the filmmaking team that gave us Disaster Movie and Meet the Spartans comes this inevitable spoof of teen vampire movies.
"...and Loving It, Love at First Bite, or even Roman Polanski's The Fearless Vampire Killers. Anything is better than..."

Aug. 27, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Van Helsing
Hugh Jackman's mysterious monster hunter is pittefd against nearly the entire pantheon of Universal’s classic monsters, including Dracula and and the Wolf-Man.
"...the most overloaded showboat of a horror film since Roman Polanski’s magnificently titled The Fearless Vampire Killers, or, Pardon..."

May 7, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Tragedy times two: Nathan Jensen and five fellow artists lose their work in a studio fire, and musical star Steve Barton, an alumnus of UT, dies unexpectedly.
"...the Vampires, a new musical by Jim Steinman and Roman Polanski based on the film The Fearless Vampire Killers,..."

July 27, 2001 Arts Column by Robert Faires

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