Tag: roman polanski

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One Minute Review: Chinatown (1974)

Release Date June 20, 1974 Director Roman Polanski Screenplay Robert Towne Distributed By Paramount Pictures Budget $6 million Drama, Mystery, Thriller Rated R 130 minutes Chinatown A true neo-noir, “Chinatown” not only signifies an iconic role for Jack Nicholson, but ranks as one of the best Roman Polanski films ever. Also starring Faye Dunaway, who is constantly stealing the spotlight, pairing her with Nicholson … Read More One Minute Review: Chinatown (1974)

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For Your Consideration 2011: “Carnage”

Politics involving Roman Polanski aside, “Carnage” is the first film of his that I have genuinely been excited to see and credit has to go to casting. First off, Christoph Waltz in anything is great and seeing him take a comedic role like this and seemingly knocking it out of the park continues to drive my admiration for him. John C. Reilly and Jodie … Read More For Your Consideration 2011: “Carnage”

Movie Review: The Ghost Writer (2010)

THE GHOST WRITER BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLAUGUST 7, 2010 The unfortunate part of Hollywood is that personal problems usually garner more attention than the films being produced there. Roman Polanski had one of those years. Polanski‚Äôs Switzerland house arrest spoke louder than his new film, “The Ghost Writer.” The political drama proved less interesting than the international incident occurring behind the curtains. Born in 1933, … Read More Movie Review: The Ghost Writer (2010)