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Take Five: 5 Must-See Films from Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski has lived 100 lifetimes. As a child in Poland, his parents were taken away to concentration camps. His father survived; his mother perished. Polanski himself survived under an assumed name, living with Roman Catholic families. At age 36, fresh off of directing an Oscar winning film one year earlier, his pregnant wife- Sharon Tate- was brutally murdered by the Manson family. In 1977, he was arrested for sexually abusing a 13 year old and ultimately fled the country to avoid sentencing. He’s been living in exile from the United States ever since. However, this hasn’t stopped him from making movies. Both before and after his legal troubles, Polanski has directed some incredible films. Here are five that any fan of cinema should see: Continue reading

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Why I Buy the Movies I Buy

After enjoying a Spaced marathon a few days ago, I remarked to my friend, “That was one of the best purchases I’ve ever made”. And it’s true. I bought the entire series- two seasons of Daisy and Tim and Mike and Marsha and Brian and Twit… er, Twist- less than 12 months ago. I’ve already re-watched it twice. On top of that, I’ll be loaning it to a friend and fellow Edgar Wright fan within the next few months. I look forward to helping someone else turn on and tune in.

Hearing the comment come out of my mouth made me wonder just what exactly inspires me to buy the movies (and TV shows) that I buy? Continue reading

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