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Venus in Fur (★★)

Roman Polanski has driven some of the most stylistically haunting films in cinema history.  He has a handle on his craft in a way that many can only dream of at this...

Jodie Foster to Receive Cecil B. Demille Award from HFPA

Two-time Academy Award winner Jodie Foster will be honored by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association with their prestigious Cecil B. Demille Award.  Announced today by...

Polanski set to direct French adaptation of ‘Venus in Fur’, wife to star

The last movie Poman Polanski filmed was an English language adaptation of a Broadway play originally written in French. Well now Polanski is set to go the opposite...

NYFF: Uneven “Passion,” Solid “Bay,” and “Roman” Documentary

Greetings again from the New York Film Festival! Today brought a trio of very interesting films (2 Main Slate selections and a Midnight Movies sidebar), and even if they...

Martin Scorsese’s “Gangs of New York” – Ten Years Later

Has an entire decade passed since Martin Scorsese’s massive and flawed, and massively flawed Gangs of New York (2002) thundered onto screens for the first time? It...

2002 ACCA & Davis Award Winners!

2002 ACCA Winners Best Picture – Chicago Runner Up – Adaptation Best Director – (TIE) Peter Jackson for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers...

Carnage (**½)

A violent act on a playground between two middle school boys is all that’s needed to launch into Carnage, the cinematic adaptation of a Tony Award winning play...

Carnage (***)

Roman Polanski has created some of the most heart-wrenching and prolific films of the past four decades.  In his newest film, Carnage, Polanski examines two couples as...

Massive Oscar Tracker Update!

With the recent announcements of Keira Knightley from David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method being campaigned in the Lead Actress category and every actor from...

Trailer: “Carnage”

A new trailer for Roman Polanski’s Carnage has hit the web. The reviews that have been shared have been positive but no one really seems to be calling it one of...

Directors of the 70’s: Still Showing ‘Em How It’s Done

One can easily imagine Paul Thomas Anderson, the Brothers Coen, Kathryn Bigelow, David Fincher, Darren Aronofsky or Alexander Payne sitting in theatres in the seventies...