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    Watch: An Exclusive Clip From Upcoming TIFF Documentary 'Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out' (VIDEO)

    Director Maria Zenovich's award-winning 2008 documentary "Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired" shed new light on the infamous saga of Polanski's sexual abuse case and his escape from Swiss house arrest. Now, Zenovich revisits the case with a follow-up film, "Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out," premiering a...

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    Who Got Snubbed? 10 Directors Who Surprisingly Aren't On The Sight & Sound Top 50 Greatest Films List

    So many auteurs, so little time... It's less than 24 hours since the unveiling of Sight & Sound's once-a-decade extensive poll of film critics to find the quote-unquote greatest film of all time, which for the first time ever, saw Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane" fall off the top spot and replaced by Al...

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    Il Cinema Ritrovato, Bologna, XXVI Edizione - Day Three: A Cork Bobbing on the Cinephilic Seas of Chance

    I really didn’t intend to watch all 171 minutes of Roman Polanski’s “Tess” under the starry night sky of Bologna, even laved by the cool breezes that feel so sweet after a sticky warm day...

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    5 Things You Might Not Know About Roman Polanski's 'Chinatown'

    Is there such a thing as a perfect film? Perhaps. You could certainly argue that personal taste plays into the question of perfection too much -- one man's triumph is another's disaster. And even so, there are so many possible things that can go wrong with a film -- one duff performance, one ill-con...

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    GREY MATTERS: Vidal Sassoon: In the Salon, In the Movies, In Life

    Vidal Sassoon did nothing less in his astonishing life than co-engineering the design and mindset of desire and freedom in fashion, cinema, and feminism—in ways that echo to this day.

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    "There's Freedom In Bondage": 12 Things Learned At Cannes About 'Moonrise Kingdom' & Wes Anderson's Hyper-Controlled Style

    Having received some of his best reviews in years, Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom" made a grand debut opening the Cannes Film Festival in style last week. By all accounts (including one very positive review of our own), Anderson's latest picture and first live-action film in five...

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    Watch: Roman Polanski's Prada-Funded Short Film 'A Therapy' With Ben Kingsley & Helena Bonham Carter

    Last year's "Carnage" might have been something of a disappointment, but it hasn't fazed Roman Polanski: the director's already gearing up for his next film "D," about the famous anti-semitic Dreyfus Affair in France in the 19th century, which will see the director reteam with his "The Ghost Writer"...

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    Roman Polanski at Cannes 2012 and New York Film Festival 1963; EXCLUSIVE Photo

    Director Roman Polanski popped into Cannes Monday to introduce--not his friend Laurent Bouzereau's documentary "Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir," which played last Thursday, but his own entry in the Classic Cinema program, 1979's "Tess."

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    Cannes Review: 'Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir' A Fascinating Look At The Director As Told By The Man Himself

    Who is Roman Polanski? That's the question at the center of "Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir," a deeply fascinating look at the life and (sort of) career of the controversial filmmaker as told by the man himself. But this isn't a hagiography -- the documentary doesn't shy away from the more tabloid-wo...

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    Cannes Review Capsule: 'Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir'

    How did this feature-length interview with the controversial director fare with Cannes critics?

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