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NEW YORK — In 11 previous editions, the Tribeca Film Festival has showcased dozens of glitzy studio productions and stars — Tobey Maguire and his "Spider-Man 3" crew rode into town in 2007, Tom Cruise opened "Mission: Impossible III" here in...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe director's movies, such as his Oscar-winning 2002 film 'The Piano,' may reflect his world view on morality and the role of the artist in society. |Reed Johnson Should great artists be treated differently from ordinary mortals? Does a musician,...
The Dish RagIf you think Roman Polanski's rape trial was an open-and-shut case, think again. The HBO documentary film "Wanted and Desired" reveals the sordid truth and the corruption behind the acclaimed director's prosecution for having sex with an underage girl....
In the flat light of the grand jury room, a nervous, deeply embarrassed 13-year-old girl sat alone -- no attorney, no mother, no friend -- facing three tiers of middle-aged strangers silently studying her from their leather armchairs. The questions...
Roman Polanski rushed up to the British Airways counter at LAX in late January 1978 with an American Express card and an urgent desire to get out of town. He bought the last seat on an overnight flight to London and 15 minutes later, he wrote in his...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterSpurred by passionate reviews and fantastic word of mouth, this summer hit has been selling out theaters, sparking intense moviegoer chatter and keeping its distribution team working all hours to meet the demand. It's an apt description of "The Dark...
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