Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired

Director Responds to Recent Revelations in 'Roman Polanski' Doc

Director Responds to Recent Revelations in 'Roman Polanski' Doc

This morning I received a statement from Marina Zenovich, the director of the much talked about documentary Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired in response to yesterday's revelation from former prosecutor, David Wells, saying he lied when making statements in said documentary. Here is the snippet from former Los Angeles District Attorney Marcia Clark's article in... Read more »

Imagine that, Lies Revealed in Roman Polanski Documentary

Imagine that, Lies Revealed in Roman Polanski Documentary

Late last night I wrote the following with regard to using Marina Zenovich's documentary Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired as evidence of wrong-doing in the 1978 Polanski case: I'm sorry, but as well-done as I believe Zenovich's documentary to be, using the narrative of a movie as part of an ongoing 31-year-old legal debate just... Read more »

This Roman Polanski Chatter is Simply Out of Control

This Roman Polanski Chatter is Simply Out of Control

Did you know read what Debra Winger, standing in as Zurich Film Festival jury president, was quoted saying with regard to Roman Polanski's recent arrest? "We hope today this latest order will be dropped [as] it is based on a three-decade-old case that is all but dead but for minor technicalities," she said. "We stand... Read more »

This Week On DVD and Blu-ray: January 27, 2009

This Week On DVD and Blu-ray: January 27, 2009

DVD LINKS: DVD NEWS | RELEASE DATES | NEW DVDS | REVIEWS | RSS FEED This week is a breath of fresh air compared to recent weeks as we have more than just one title to talk about with Jason Bourne coming to Blu-ray and the film I deemed to be the best of 2008... Read more »

Movie Review: Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (2008)

Movie Review: Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (2008)

A scene from Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired Photo: THINKFilm I have always had a relatively negative opinion of Roman Polanski the man. I now realize it all stemmed from my lack of complete knowledge based on his case in which he pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl and subsequently fled... Read more »

The 2009 Gotham Award Nominees

The 2009 Gotham Award Nominees

On top of this morning's announcement of the Independent Spirit Award nominees the IFP have announced their nominees for the Gotham Awards. You will notice a few common themes such as love for Frozen River, Ballast and Rachel Getting Married. The one thing that really catches my eye is the nomination of Melissa Leo in... Read more »