Roman Polanski

DVD Review: Roman Polanski’s “Macbeth” – A Paranoiac Fever Dream

November 25, 2014
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Among the most haunting aspects of Roman Polanski’s 1971 film version of Macbeth is his visceral depiction of the tragedy’s violence.

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Film Review: The Hilarious Hells of Reza and Polanski

January 21, 2012
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As in the plays of Harold Pinter, Reza realizes that violence seethes underneath our words; our language betrays our better nature.

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Short Fuse: Drac Attack, or Why Vampirism Won’t Go Away

November 6, 2010
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Oddly, not everyone is concerned with vampires. A friend tells me he finds them overdone, ornate, weighed down with baroque bells and whistles. His vote goes to zombies. I reply that zombies are one-trick monsters. They don’t even suck, only bite. That, he says, is what he likes about them; they are stripped down, perfect…

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