Charlotte Lewis's allegations against Roman Polanski change nothing. One more accusation thrown into the mix isn't going to alter the perception of Polanski, possibly not even in court.
Two great figures are now absent from Cannes. Jafar Panahi, an Irianian filmmaker, is unable to be there because he is incarcerated near Tehran. We managed to get a message from Panahi. It is beautiful, wrenched from the silence of a prison.
The 2010 Cannes Festival begins in a few hours. There remain only a few hours to say, that, no matter how brilliant the films presented at this new Festival, a man will shine in his blinding absence: Roman Polanski.
I've been reading your intemperate, self-righteous posts on the Polanski affair, in which you defend the child rapist against his detractors, among whom I count myself.
Polanski's self-defence amounts essentially to this: While he pled guilty 33 years ago, and served some time, he claims that the judge initially determined that his sentence would only be time served.
That the prime minister has been evolving into the president junior is a recurrent theme of Robert Harris' novel The Ghost, which Roman Polanski has made into The Ghost Writer.
Roman Polanski's The Ghost Writer is one of the best films I've seen in recent years. Yet it seems unlikely, at least in America, to break out beyond the art house hit status.
Actress Janet McTeer relaxes her 6-foot-plus frame in her dressing-room chair backstage at the Bernard Jacobs Theater and coaxes the dregs of a home-m...
It's a genre light week with no new horror, fantasy, or science fiction titles released in cinemas, so we're shining a little much-deserved light on some overlooked and/or under-rated genre titles.
The filmmaking is confident, organic, efficient at the highest level. And why not? Although Polanski is now 77, the director who made Chinatown and The Pianist still has his A-game.
Roman Polanski emerged from the womb knowing cinema. Proof lies in his glorious first feature, Knife in the Water, a tense, complex, three-character study.
Roman Polanski has just been awarded the Silver Bear for his film The Ghost Writer at the Berlin International Film Festival. This is extraordinary news, and it proves two things.
Martin Scorsese one night. Roman Polanski the next. It isn't often you get to see fresh work by a couple of Oscar winning directors on back to back evenings.
Samantha Geimer is making another kind of plea now -- not to a crime, but for the privilege of her and her children to be left alone.
Tony Blair complained that his widely panned appearance before the Chilcot Inquiry into the origins of the Iraq War stirred up negativity because people are hungry for a conspiracy. If that is so, The Ghost Writer is the movie.
It's always feast or famine: months of movies like Dear John, Valentine's Day, Leap Year -- and then, in one week, new films by both Martin Scorsese and Roman Polanski.