Roman Polanski

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Timothy Hutton on The Sex Party: ‘Do I think it will be controversial? I don’t know …’
He won an Oscar at 20 for Ordinary People, acted with the ‘brat pack’ and worked with Polanski and Lumet. As the star makes his London stage debut, he looks back – and anticipates giving audiences a shock

Sarfraz Manzoor

14, Nov, 2022 @1:13 PM

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Roman Polanski rape case testimony can be unsealed, LA prosecutor says
District attorney George Gascón says his office has asked to unseal transcripts in effort to re-examine case

Dani Anguiano and agencies

13, Jul, 2022 @6:28 PM

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Macbeth movies have been foul and fair – Joel Coen’s is a stunner
The Tragedy of Macbeth follows in the footsteps of Orson Welles’s bold 1948 film, which showed how imagination can turn Shakespeare’s text into more than just a costume epic

Michael Billington

25, Jan, 2022 @6:43 AM

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Kevin Spacey and the rise of uncancel culture
Does the announcement that Spacey is returning to acting suggest a way back for other Hollywood men who were accused but not convicted of misconduct?

Peter Bradshaw

25, May, 2021 @8:18 AM

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Polanski announces first new film since being expelled from Academy
Italy’s Rai Cinema is backing a drama by the director wanted in the United States for the statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl

Andrew Pulver

29, Apr, 2021 @4:53 PM

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House of horrors: how cinema turned a safe space into a trap
Long before an age of lockdown, films from Rosemary’s Baby to The Shining and In the Shadow unveiled the home as the ultimate fear

Michael Newton

27, May, 2020 @10:56 AM

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I’ve never seen … Chinatown
Even if you’re already aware of the ending, the final moments of the ultimate sunshine noir can shock even the most hardened box-set veteran

Graeme Virtue

09, Apr, 2020 @11:00 AM

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The Polanski protests have brought France’s #MeToo reckoning a step closer | Jess McHugh
As Adèle Haenel’s walkout showed, younger feminists have no patience with the ‘separate the artist from their art’ argument, says Paris-based writer Jess McHugh

Jess McHugh

08, Mar, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Polanski’s ‘Oscar’ divides elite world of French cinema
Critics say best director award for J’accuse highlights a deep problem in French society

Kim Willsher

01, Mar, 2020 @6:03 AM

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Roman Polanski wins best director at French 'Oscars' amid protests
Activists protest against director who pleaded guilty to statutory rape in US but fled before sentencing

Kim Willsher in Paris

28, Feb, 2020 @11:40 PM

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When I met Kirk Douglas, did I ask if he’d assaulted Natalie Wood? No, and here’s why | Hadley Freeman
Chucking allegations around is easy, but unsubstantiated rumours aren’t proof of anything

Hadley Freeman

15, Feb, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Outrage as Polanski film nominated for 12 'French Oscars'
Campaigners say Césars are acclaiming ‘an abuser and rapist on the run’

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

29, Jan, 2020 @2:47 PM

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