Given the highly publicized drama of Roman Polanski's personal life, his superlative work as a filmmaker is sometimes relegated to the back burner.
Even though Mad Men has just struggled through a second straight Emmy Awards show with no wins, the show that is co-owner of the record for most Emmy Best Drama wins has some recent changes that should make its final season something to remember.
Rosemary's demonic rape provides only the most violent example of how her body becomes imprisoned by the world her husband and malefic neighbors craft for her. Unfortunately, Polanski's vision of patriarchal romance is actually back in style.
The latest episode in this most uneven of Mad Men seasons, "A Tale of Two Cities," was actually a good one. Coming just a week after the least viewed episode since 2009, and just as I was thinking it might be time for a pithy 400 or 500 words on the show jumping the shark, it was a welcome arrival.
The camera pans down a stormy rainy tree-lined street in Paris, leading us directly to the doors of a dilapidated theater, as lightning strikes and Al...
Alec Baldwin met with journalists at Cannes to talk about the new documentary he just starred in, directed by his now good buddy James Toback, Seduced and Abandoned.
Before I reveal all 10,003 degrees of separation between Sondheim and me, let me assure you that it's all in the timing, which also happens to be the ...
What does out of touch mean, exactly? Perhaps, considering Tarantino is about to turn 50 and is deathly afraid of losing his grip, that after one "descends" into his/her 60s one has no idea what is going on or, worse, has no idea how to do the research to find out. This is preposterous.
Repulsion, which is currently being revived at Film Forum, is an essay in at least two forms of subjectivity: that of the omniscient viewer of Carol, the disturbed woman played with such enigmatic brilliance by the youthful Catherine Deneuve, and of Carol herself.
The new documentary, consisting of two men talking, may still not sit well with viewers unnerved by the famed director's transgressions, but this memoir also goes into his stellar career and the more horrific aspects of his life, deftly melding his memories with archival footage.
Sexual assault is justly considered one of the most serious crimes a person can be accused of. This makes it all the more critical to dispel any ambiguity over what constitutes "rape". To help you navigate through all the confusing, often contradictory definitions of the word, I present this handy questionnaire.
Everyone speaks about Nastassja Kinski's fragility. I saw strength. We sat together on the Terrazza Martini at Cannes, and she spoke to me with excitement about her new project, a documentary.
What this whole crowd had in common was relentlessness and an unwillingness to give up despite tragedy. During my St. Tropez days Thomas Langmann was an infant, but he was raised with this mad hatter kind of joie de vivre which carried him.
When In Darkness was announced as one of the five Oscar nominees, many Polish people expressed effusive pride and hope, both in Poland and the U.S.
Carnage refocuses itself in this film. Unlike the play, it is not simply about the breakdown of civilization -- or at least, of civilized behavior. It's about the very untwining of the ties that shelter civilization from the dominance of self-interest.
Fans of Yasmina Reza's God of Carnage will wonder what happened when that Tony-winning stage play was adapted for the screen by the playwright for her friend, director Roman Polanski, and redubbed simply Carnage.