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…scatters the Scrabble letters onto the floor in ROSEMARY’S BABY (1968) to spell out a nightmare revelation. “The name is an anagram”. It’s a scene which never diminishes no matter how many times you watch the movie – have I run it 100 times? 1,138 more words


Tess (1979)

France/UK 186m, Colour
Director: Roman Polanski; cast: Nastassja Kinski, Peter Firth, Leigh Lawson

A tragic love story and adaptation of the 1891 Thomas Hardy novel Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Tess is the story of a young peasant girl who is raped by her “cousin”, a wealthy aristocrat who has purchased her family’s once noble title. 56 more words


Review Knife in the Water By James Knight

In 1941 there was Citizen Kane (Orson Welles), in 1955 there was The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton), in 1959 there was The 400 Blows… 771 more words

Drive-In Double Feature: ROSEMARY'S BABY & POSSESSION!

I love nepotism — especially after I looked up the word and figured out what it meant — which is why I’m happy to present Ryan Kirby, brother of earlier contributor Megan Kirby! 2,094 more words


The Ghost (2010)

Director – Roman Polanski

Starring – Pierce Brosnan, Ewan McGregor, Olivia Williams, James Belushi, Timothy Hutton, Kim Cattrall, David Rintoul, Eli Wallach, Tom Wilkinson,


Film Reviews

2015 Movie Challenge: Chinatown

22/52: A movie with a sequel 

It’s not quite a universal truth, but it is an oft-accepted fact: outsiders look at the United States in a very different way from any native, and are often able to present some of its darker corners in their work.   1,177 more words

Chinatown (1974)


Film noir is defined as a style or genre of cinematographic film marked by a mood of pessimism, fatalism, and menace and usually uses dark shadows and lighting to show the complicated moral nature of the subject. 571 more words