A couple years ago, I was hanging out with my teenage niece, who had never seen Rosemary’s Baby and wanted to watch it. I love the Roman Polanski film, so I was happy to spend a couple hours revisiting it with her. But a funny thingShow More Summary
In Page To Screen, we compare a movie to the book that spawned it. The analysis goes into deep detail about specific plot points—in other words, you’ve been warned. When Roman Polanski’s adaptation of Ira Levin’s Rosemary’s Baby arrived...Show More Summary
When people think of directors, it’s often immediately associated by a certain film that they worked on. For example, if I say “Roman Polanski”, people might jump to Rosemary’s Baby. For Tobe Hooper, it’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. There are certain associations we make that will enter our mind, no matter how strongly we try […]
Today in "thing getting a vinyl reissue," Light in the Attic Records has announced that it'll be reissuing Jerry Goldsmith's score to the 1974 neo-noir classic film by Roman Polanski, Chinatown.
Attorney Gloria Allred’s phones are ringing. Allred, the civil rights lawyer who takes on high-profile targets, like Bill Cosby, Roman Polanski and, yes, Trump, confirmed to us that since the Access Hollywood tape’s release, she has been “contacted by women who allege inappropriate contact by Mr. Trump.” More to the point, Allred discussed how Trump’s [...]
On the 51st anniversary of Polanski’s schizophrenic masterpiece, we unpack why this heady horror still works so well “We must get this crack mended.” There are a lot of horror films that knock me back and just floor me, but I’ve been obsessed with Roman Polanski’s Repulsion ever since the first time I watched it. […]
A smoldering art cinema dream team is assembling for the movie Based on a True Story. It will be directed by Roman Polanski, who is co-writing with Olivier Assayas (recent winner of the director prize at Cannes for Personal Shopper), and the production has just brought on Eva Green to ... More »
Fresh off making the trippy Kristen Stewart ghost story PERSONAL SHOPPER, Olivier Assayas is teaming with Roman Polanski to write a psychological thriller called BASED ON A TRUE STORY, or D'APRES UNE HISTOIRE VRAIE. Polanski will...Show More Summary
It's like The View except we all believe Roman Polanski is a rapist. Lend your ears to another episode of Bitch Popaganda! Listen in as Kjerstin, Jonanna, and Kelsey discuss the recent sexual transgressions in pop culture, both scripted and not. Show More Summary
We wanted to write a reaction post today to Roman Polanski's arrest in Zurich over the weekend. However, after some reading/digging around the interwebs, we came to the conclusion that we would never in a million years be able to top the fantastic Kate Harding's piece over at Broadsheet on the topic. Show More Summary
Roman Polanski is among the Hollywood greats of foreign origin who have helped shape American cinema.
The widow and family of Wladyslaw Szpilman, whose wartime story was filmed by Roman Polanski, have won a libel action in Warsaw against the Polish author of a book which claimed that the pianist-in-hiding had previously been a member of the Ghetto police. The author had agreed that the claim, in a dead singer’s memoir, was […]
Fay continues an affinity for famous children with its fall-winter 2016 campaign. Following a spring advertisement featuring Hopper and Dylan Penn, the fashion brand recruits Daniel Day-Lewis’ son, Gabriel-Kane and Roman Polanski’s daughter Morgane. Show More Summary
So many pretty lights! "There is no more beautiful city in the world," Roman Polanski famously wrote of Los Angeles, "Provided it’s seen by night and from a distance." Looking at a new time-lapse video of the city shot by Joe Capra of Scientifantastic.com, we can’t help but agree. Show More Summary
In 1999, Roman Polanski’s The Ninth Gate was released. Based on Arturo Pérez-Reverte’s novel “The Club Dumas“, the movie followed antique book hunter Dean Corso (Johnny Depp) who has been hired by eccentric millionaire Boris Balkan (Frank Langella) to verify the authenticity of a recently acquired Satanic tome dubbed “The Nine Gates”. So begins an […]
On August 8, 1969, actor Sharon Tate—then eight months pregnant with filmmaker Roman Polanski’s child—was brutally murdered by members of Charles Manson’s cult “family” in Los Angeles. Last week, I called for a boycott of NBC’s television...Show More Summary
Over the years, there have been many attempts by filmmakers to put a comedic spin on the traditional vampire mythos that have been lackluster at best. Oh sure, sometimes an inspired one comes along, like Roman Polanski’s weirdo cultShow More Summary
Roman Polanski is planning to shoot his next movie in France and not Poland, as previously announced, his producer has confirmed. But the change isn’t connected to the Polish government's recent decision to revive efforts to extradite the filmmaker to the U.S., the producer said. Polanski has decided...
Poland’s government has firmly established itself as right-wing – for wanting to prosecute child rapist Roman Polanski. The Hollywood Reporter posted an article earlier this week stating that “Poland’s new right-wing government” is seeking to overturn a court decision not to extradite the Oscar-winning director. Show More Summary
Polish Minister of Justice Zbigniew Ziobro said that he would sign a claim for extradition of film director Roman Polanski to the United States if the Polish Supreme Court made a relevant decision, local media reported Wednesday.