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The Ninth Gate

October 31, 2006

Critical and commercial reaction to Roman Polanski’s films has always been mixed at best. To say that they are an acquired taste is an understatement. The Ninth Gate (1999) is no exception. Despite what the film’s misleading trailer promoted at the... 

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl: Special Edition

November 8, 2005

For many years pirate movies have been box office poison. One only has to look as far back as Roman Polanski’s misfire, Pirates (1986) and the mega-budget flop, Cutthroat Island (1995) to see how low the genre has sunk since the heady days of Errol... 

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

November 23, 2003

After more than twenty years of failed attempts and missed opportunities, Terry Gilliam has done what many thought impossible — he fully and faithfully realized Hunter S. Thompson’s classic novel, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, into a wonderfully... 

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