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Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski
A Polish film director. Polanski's career highlights include Rosemary's Baby (1968) and Chinatown (1974). In 1977 he was arrested in Los Angeles and pleaded guilty to "unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor." Fleeing to Europe following his U.S. conviction Polanski has been a fugitive in the U.S. for decades.
A Polish film director. Polanski's career highlights include Rosemary's Baby (1968) and Chinatown (1974). In 1977 he was arrested in Los Angeles and pleaded guilty to "unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor." Fleeing to Europe following his U.S. conviction Polanski has been a fugitive in the U.S. for decades. « Show less

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  • Andy Klein's top 10 films of 2011

    Andy Klein's top 10 films of 2011
    There are numerous inherent flaws and absurdities in the process of compiling Top 10s and Best ofs; nonetheless, here are my favorite films released in Los Angeles in the calendar year 2011. In my version of this imperfect exercise, “favorite”...
  • Reel Critics: 'Darkest Hour' comes off a bit dim

    Reel Critics: 'Darkest Hour' comes off a bit dim
    "The Darkest Hour" is the latest film to focus on the invasion of Earth by aliens from outer space. The strange invaders are without any solid form. They appear as shape-shifting units of powerful glowing energy. They float down from the sky looking very...
  • A King's suspense greets Brosnan's return to TV in 'Bag of Bones'

    Before he was James Bond, he was Remington Steele … and he's also a Stephen King fan, a boon to Pierce Brosnan in his return to television. In recent years a star of such movies as "Mamma Mia!" and the Roman Polanski-directed "The Ghost Writer," the...
  • 'Carnage' review: Politeness turns to shouting in apartment of Oscar vets

    'Carnage' review: Politeness turns to shouting in apartment of Oscar vets
    *** (out of four) When Nancy (Kate Winslet) vomits all over Penelope’s (Jodie Foster) coffee table art books midway into the darkly funny “Carnage,” it’s not the last time something comes up that can’t be suppressed anymore....
  • 'Act of Valor' review: War is an action movie?

    'Act of Valor' review: War is an action movie?
    * (out of four) “Act of Valor” began as a small recruiting film. Five years and a script from one of the writers of “300” later, that's still all it is. I definitely don’t understand how the Navy thought the best way to...
  • DSK case vindicates American system of justice

    The Dominique Strauss-Kahn drama will no doubt give many in France immense pleasure that the American legal system has met its comeuppance with a case that has completely unraveled against their French lothario. It appears all charges against Mr. Strauss-...
  • Film: Roman Polanski's Classic, Plus a Trio of Indian Films

    Film:  Roman Polanski's Classic, Plus a Trio of Indian Films
    Kanaka-Purandara, Utsav, Night's End and There Will Be Blood Oct. 6-7, 10-11. Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St., (203) 432-0670, yale.edu/whc. Chinatown 11 a.m. Oct. 8-9, Cinema City at the Palace, 235 Brainard Road, Hartford, (860) 549-0030,...
  • PASSINGS: Uan Rasey, Hanan Porat

    Uan Rasey Trumpet player in 'Chinatown' and other films Uan Rasey, 90, a first-call trumpet player for MGM and other studio orchestras best known for his evocative solo in Roman Polanski's 1974 film "Chinatown," died Sept. 26 at Kaiser Permanente...
  • Interview: John C. Reilly feels the hometown love

    Interview: John C. Reilly feels the hometown love
    John C. Reilly was nominated for an Oscar for his supporting role in “Chicago” and appeared in the critically acclaimed films “Gangs of New York,” “The Aviator” and “Boogie Nights.” And yet, most...
  • Born on Broadway isn't a sure pedigree

    Born on Broadway isn't a sure pedigree
    This fall, theater fans may be in for a little déjà vu: "Carnage," "Ides of March," "A Dangerous Method" and "War Horse" are all films, opening from October through December, that have been adapted from plays. All are also popping up with early buzz,...
  • Akin's idiocy is infectious

    Akin's idiocy is infectious
      Todd Akin's idiocy appears to be infectious. The evil genius of the Missouri congressman's comments is that they lend themselves to such broad interpretations -- and misinterpretations. By now his remarks are familiar, but just in case ... Mr....