Posts Tagged ‘polanski’

Jack Nicholson (J. J. Gittes), Faye Dunaway (Evelyn Mulwray), John Huston (Noah Cross). Screenplay by Robert Towne. Directed by Roman Polanski. Rating: 15. Running time: 130 minutes. Oh the plight of the amateur film critic. The plight of any film critic! What are we to do when facing beasts as grand as Chinatown? Nothing I am capable […]


Two more months and we’ll be on the home stretch towards the awards season again. Everybody knows that if it’s a year Christopher Nolan is busy filming rather than releasing, cinema practically dies from the end of the Oscars in March until the beginning of October. I’ve found a few exceptions, but this year is […]


Catherine Deneuve (Séverine Serizy), Michel Piccoli (Henri Husson), Geneviève Page (Madame Anais). Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carriere and Luis Buñuel. Directed by Luis Buñuel. Rating: 18. Running time: 101 minutes. Belle de Jour the film unfolds like literature. Novels may be more commonly renowned for their cryptic clues lurking between the lines, and the meaning of their metaphors which are easily missed […]


James Spader (Graham Dalton), Andie MacDowell (Ann Bishop Mullany), Peter Gallagher (John Mullany), Laura San Giacomo (Cynthia Patrice Bishop). Written by Steven Soderbergh. Directed by Steven Soderbergh. Rating: 18. Running time: 100 minutes. A frank title from the frankest of films, this little indie flick from debut director Steven Soderbergh stormed Cannes and shocked thousands […]