Celebrating 17 Years of Film.Biz.Fans.

Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir

  • The Playlist
    1 comment
    tweet
    0

    Review: Compelling, Occasionally Insightful & Wildly Frustrating Documentary 'Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir'

    “I’ve been through a lot of tragedies, but I’ve also had lots of compensation for that. It’s not all dips—it’s up and down.” So says Roman Polanski, the Oscar winner in exile, in Laurent Bouzereau’s compelling, occasionally insightful, but wildly frustrating documentary “Roman Polanski: A Film Memoi...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    1 comment
    tweet
    0

    Tribeca Review: 'Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic' Leaves Out Insight

    It is perplexing to understand how a documentary about someone as funny, alive, honest, edgy, and brilliant as Richard Pryor can fall so flat. Marina Zenovich’s documentary on the comedian, "Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic," premiering at Tribeca, testifies to the comedian's humor and brilliantly dark...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    2 comments
    tweet
    8

    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...

    Read More »
  • Criticwire
    1 comment
    tweet
    5

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

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

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    6 comments
    tweet
    0

    Roman Polanski Apologizes To His Sexual Assault Victim In New Secret Doc Premiered In Zurich

    For all the films that he's made in the last 33 years, from the great to the dreadful, everything that Roman Polanski's done has been overshadowed by his 1978 sexual assault of a thirteen-year-old girl. The director was arrested and charged with six counts, including rape, but in a bargain with the ...

    Read More »