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    Review: Emmanuelle Seigner Is Terrific, But Roman Polanski's 'Venus In Fur' Is Overwrought

    Ever had the feeling, when the credits roll and the lights go up, that you’ve been watching a completely different film to everyone else? Welcome to our morning, which was spent at a screening of the last Cannes 2013 competition film, Roman Polanski’s adaptation of the David Ives broadway play “Venu...

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    The Devil In The Detail: Thoughts On 'Chinatown' On Its 40th Anniversary

    I still remember the first time I ever saw a two-dollar bill. It was in a wallet, on a TV screen in the living room of my childhood home. The wallet belonged to a dead woman called Ida Sessions, and it was Jack Nicholson who was riffling through it: Social Security Card; Screen Actors Guild Membersh...

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    The Films of Roman Polanski, Ranked Worst to Best

    Few directors have had a greater impact on modern horror or arthouse thrillers than Roman Polanski. In anticipation of his latest, "Venus in Fur," here's a ranking of his films, from worst to best.

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    Criterion Collection Announces September Titles, David Lynch's 'Eraserhead' Included

    The Criterion Collection has announced their September titles, which include David Lynch's first feature film "Eraserhead" and Roman Polanski's powerful "Macbeth" adaptation.

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    September Criterion Releases Include Lynch's 'Eraserhead,' Polanski's 'Macbeth' & Horror Classic 'The Innocents'

    It's the middle of the month, and we know what that means. Well, for us, it means realizing we have $70 to last us until payday, but for the more frugal cinephiles among you, it means that it's time for Criterion to announce what they've got coming up three months down the line. And once more, there...

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    Director Richard Ayoade Shares The 5 Films That Influenced ‘The Double’

    Similar to his excellent 2011 debut feature, “Submarine," quick comparisons to past classics have flown frequently with Richard Ayoade’s sophomore effort “The Double." This time Terry Gilliam’s “Brazil” has been elected the overriding influence; however, don’t ask Ayoade to verify such a claim. As t...

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    15 Thematic Trilogies From 15 Directors

    It’s quite likely that, in a few summers’ time, cinemagoing will start to resemble entering a giant narrative web, as each auditorium will be hosting a film featuring characters on their way to the plot being screened in the next theatre over. Disney, Marvel, DC—the brilliance of their crossover str...

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    Roman Polanski Gives Rare Interview About Career, Retirement and 'Venus in Fur' (CLIPS)

    Never one to do much press, Roman Polanski offers Variety a rare interview in which he talks about his new film "Venus in Fur," working with his actress-wife Emmanuelle Seigner and his storied -- and stormy -- cinematic career.

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    Watch: Ignore the Terrible Voice-Over and Enjoy the Battle of the Sexes in Trailer for Roman Polanski's 'Venus in Fur'

    A year after making its worldwide debut as the Closing Night Film of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, Roman Polanski's latest stage adaptation following 2011's "Carnage," "Venus in Fur," is set to open stateside. Ahead of its June 20th release and upcoming screenings at the Tribeca Film Festival, Sund...

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    Watch: New U.S. Trailer For Roman Polanski's 'Venus In Fur' Starring Mathieu Amalric & Emmanuelle Seigner

    Of late, Roman Polanski has been taking inspiration from stage. His last feature film, "Carnage," was based on an award-winning play, while his forthcoming "Venus In Fur" is also ripped from the boards, adapting the work of David Ives. After premiering at the Cannes Film Festival last year the pictu...

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