REVIEW: "The Ninth Gate": Polanski Revisits Satan with Less than Devilish Fun

by Brandon Judell

(indieWIRE/3.9.2000) -- Imagine a cute little lad with sweat on his brow banging away at a piñata with all of his might for over two hours. You just can't help admiring the obsessive, unbridled passion of the youth as he continuously swats at the paper mule. Finally, there's a rip, then another, and with one more thwack of the bat, the pi