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Roman Polanski & Olivier Assayas To Adapt The Novel ‘Based on a True Story’

18 July 2016 2:59 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Though director Roman Polanski’s next film was set to tackle the Dreyfus affair, the 1890s French political scandal involving a Captain of the French Army who was convicted of passing secrets to the Germans, it has so far failed to get off the ground. But now The Film Stage reports that Polanski will adapt Delphine de Vigan’s novel “Based on a True Story,” with a script from writer-director Olivier Assayas. The novel tells the story of a writer who goes through a rough time after the release of their latest book, and their relationship with an admirer who tries to impose influence on the writer.

Read More: Roman Polanski Will Not Be Extradited to U.S.

Polanski is best known for his numerous acclaimed films during his five-decade career. Some of these include “Knife in the Water,” “Repulsion,” “Cul-de-Sac,” “Rosemary’s Baby,” “Macbeth,” “Chinatown,” and “The Pianist.” His »

- Vikram Murthi

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Roman Polanski to Direct Adaptation of ‘Based on a True Story,’ Scripted by Olivier Assayas

18 July 2016 7:08 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With it being three years since his last feature, Venus in Fur, Roman Polanski was developing his next film, D, a political thriller which followed the Dreyfus affair. However, with that not getting off the ground yet, it looks like he’s turned his sights to another project, one that will team him with one of the finest talents in contemporary international cinema: Olivier Assayas.

Initially revealed at Cannes by Aude Hesbert, Allocine now has more details on the project that will find Assayas scripting and Polanski directing. The pair are working in tandem on an adaptation of Based on a True Story from prize-winning author Delphine de Vigan. The story follows a writer who struggles after the release of his latest book, which leads to a rough spot in their personal life after an admirer shows up and imposes their influence on the writer.

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- Jordan Raup

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Symptoms | Blu-ray Review

14 June 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

A title which deserves to tag along in conversations pertaining to Roman Polanski’s Repulsion (1965) or Robert Altman’s Images (1972) is the 1974 psychological thriller Symptoms, from director Jose Ramon Larraz.

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- Nicholas Bell

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Le amiche (The Girlfriends)

3 June 2016 8:02 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Michelangelo Antonioni's pre-international breakthrough drama is as good as anything he's done, a flawlessly acted and directed story of complex relationships -- that include his 'career' themes before the existential funk set in. It's one of the best-blocked dramatic films ever... the direction is masterful. Le amiche Blu-ray The Criterion Collection 817 1955 / B&W / 1:37 flat full frame / 106 min. / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date June 7, 2016 / 39.95 Starring Eleonora Rossi Drago, Gabriele Ferzetti, Franco Fabrizi, Valentina Cortese, Madeleine Fischer, Yvonne Furneaux, Anna Maria Pancani, Luciano Volpato, Maria Gambarelli, Ettore Manni. Cinematography Gianni De Venanzo Film Editor Eraldo Da Roma Original Music Giovanni Fusco Written by Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Michelangelo Antonioni, Alba de Cespedes from a book by Cesare Pavese Produced by Giovanni Addessi Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

It's time to stop being so intimidated by Michelangelo Antonioni. His epics of existential alienation La notte, L'eclisse and »

- Glenn Erickson

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New on Video: ‘What?’

19 May 2016 3:36 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

What?

Written by Gérard Brach, Roman Polanski

Directed by Roman Polanski

Italy/France/Germany, 1972

You can forgive Roman Polanski if he wanted to take things easy in 1972 and make a light-hearted, frivolous little movie. Less than two years removed from the grisly Manson family murders that took from the acclaimed filmmaker his wife and unborn child, Polanski first confronted his troubled demons with a suitably grim adaptation of Macbeth (1971). After that, apparently ready for solace of a livelier variety, he and a motley crew of friends and associates set sail for Carlo Ponti’s extravagant Italian villa. There they made the peculiarly disappointing What?, a raucous sex comedy without much sex and with very little comedy.

What? begins as globe-trotting Nancy (Sydne Rome) has hitched a ride with some Italian natives. As she speaks of her touristic adventures, the men in the car are more focused on her palpable sexuality. »

- Jeremy Carr

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Scale the Best Films Taking Place in a High-Rise

13 May 2016 11:54 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

What is it about towering apartment buildings that fascinates filmmakers, especially those working in horror, sci-fi, and fantasy? It’s easy to imagine these eyesores of urban development — especially those with secured entrances and exclusive tenants — harboring sinister secrets inside their walls.

High-Rise, director Ben Wheatley adaptation’s of J.G. Ballard‘s eponymous sci-fi novel, more than fits into this strange subset of films, as it focuses on dystopian class warfare inside a monolithic beast of Brualist architecture. With the film now in theaters (and on VOD), we look at other other films that imagine the incredible, horrifying, or supernatural happenings in and around these deceptively unassuming structures.

Apartment Trilogy (Roman Polanski)

Has any set of films turned the usual drudgeries of apartment living — climbing up your stairs for the umpteenth time, dealing with troubled amenities, and trying your best to acknowledge neighbors’ existence without getting the least bit involved »

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Gene Gutowski, Producer of Polanski Films and Holocaust Survivor, Dies at 90

11 May 2016 12:05 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Gene Gutowski, who produced three of Roman Polanski‘s 1960s movies and was a co-producer on the director’s 2002 Oscar winning Holocaust drama, “The Pianist,” has died. He was 90. Gutowski’s son Adam Bardach told the Associated Press that his father died of pneumonia at a hospital in Warsaw, Poland. Gutowski and Polanski collaborated on “Repulsion,” “Cul-de-Sac” and “The Fearless Vampire Killers” in the 1960s. They reunited more than three decades later on “The Pianist.” Also Read: William Schallert, Character Actor and Former SAG President, Dies at 93 The movie was “a personal catharsis” for Gutowski, who wrote that “watching crowds of terrified helpless. »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Review: Darling, A Particular Brand Of Horror

31 March 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

In the last few years, writer-director-producer Mickey Keating has established himself as a prolific genre filmmaker, and his film Pod was released just a few months ago. Darling, his latest work, is a low-key psychological thriller that draws from a number of films about isolation, most notably Roman Polanski's Repulsion. However, Darling lacks the patience of its biggest influences, and its overbearing attempts to frighten the audience end up derailing an otherwise moody and intriguing effort.   Lauren Ashley Carter (also featured in The Mind's Eye) stars as the titular character, a mysterious girl employed as the caretaker of a gorgeous New York brownstone while its owner (a cagey Sean Young, appearing in just a few scenes) is on vacation. Darling brushes off the owner's...

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The Ones Below review – elegantly nasty middle-class drama

10 March 2016 2:30 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Two neighbouring couples, both expecting a baby, go to war in this stylish psychological thriller

There is a delicious and elegant nastiness to this psychological suspense thriller from David Farr, making his feature-directing debut. It is a Polanskian nightmare of the upper middle classes, with extravagant flourishes of melodrama and staginess.

The London it shows us is a but like that in Roman Polanski’s 1965 film Repulsion, and the chamber music of polite dysfunction is a little like Polanski’s 2011 version of Yasmina Reza’s play Carnage. We witness an intimately horrible and psychotic duel between two well-heeled couples: one living in the flat below the other. Justin (Stephen Campbell Moore) and Kate (Clémence Poésy) are laid-back friendly professionals; Teresa (Laura Birn) and Jon (David Morrissey) are conservative and uptight. But they have one important thing in common: both Teresa and Kate are pregnant. The unacknowledged competition and resentment lead to a convulsion of fear. »

- Peter Bradshaw

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Muriels Roundup

5 March 2016 12:58 PM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Spotlight more or less ran the table at the Independent Spirit Awards last Saturday night in Santa Monica, picking up honors for Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Editing, as well as the Robert Altman Award for best ensemble cast. Brie Larson picked up yet another trophy for her great performance in Room, and Son of Saul, as expected, won for Best International Film. But this year the Independent Spirit Awards weren’t just a liquored-up predictor of what would happen the following night at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. Whether or not Spirit voters took it as their charge to pointedly honor the diversity that was so lacking in the roster of Oscar nominees this year, few could find fault when both Abraham Attah (Best Male Lead) and Idris Alba (Best Supporting Male) for Beasts of No Nation, and especially Mya Taylor from Tangerine, took to »

- Dennis Cozzalio

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The Ones Below review: shades of Polanski in chilling pregnancy potboiler

21 February 2016 12:42 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The London upper middle classes are finely dissected in this debut film by David Farr, featuring two couples, both expecting – leading to enormous audience unease

There is a delicious and elegant nastiness in this psychological suspense thriller from British writer-director David Farr, a stage director now making his feature film debut, having already written widely for cinema and television.

The Ones Below is an intimately disturbing nightmare of the upper middle classes, with tinges of melodrama and staginess, entirely appropriate for its air of suppressed psychosis. The north London setting has an interesting and rather retro look — a world where milk gets delivered in glass bottles. It’s the kind of London that Roman Polanski showed us in his 1965 film Repulsion, and the four-way chamber music of dysfunction is a little like Polanski’s 2011 version of Yasmin Reza’s play Carnage.

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- Peter Bradshaw in Berlin

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The Ones Below review: shades of Polanski in chilling pregnancy potboiler

21 February 2016 12:42 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The London upper middle classes are finely dissected in this debut film by David Farr, featuring two couples, both expecting – leading to enormous audience unease

There is a delicious and elegant nastiness in this psychological suspense thriller from British writer-director David Farr, a stage director now making his feature film debut, having already written widely for cinema and television.

The Ones Below is an intimately disturbing nightmare of the upper middle classes, with tinges of melodrama and staginess, entirely appropriate for its air of suppressed psychosis. The north London setting has an interesting and rather retro look — a world where milk gets delivered in glass bottles. It’s the kind of London that Roman Polanski showed us in his 1965 film Repulsion, and the four-way chamber music of dysfunction is a little like Polanski’s 2011 version of Yasmin Reza’s play Carnage.

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- Peter Bradshaw in Berlin

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XLrator Media Picks up critically acclaimed psychological horror film Sun Choke; Release Set For Summer

19 January 2016 4:42 PM, PST | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Ben Cresciman’s awesome as hell Sun Choke was by far one of the best films that I had the privilege of watching in 2015, having seen it during its festival run (review and it was featured on our Top 10 Films of 2015 list). The psychological horror film features a career-defining performance from Freaks and Geeks/Buffy The Vampire Slayer alumni Sarah Hagan and also very impressive supporting performances from horror icon Barbara Crampton (Re-animator, You’Re Next, We Are Still Here) and Sara Malakul Lane (17 & Life).

Announced today, it looks as if genre studio XLrator Media has acquired the film, with plans to release this Summer on its “MacAbre” label. “Sun Choke is a deeply unsettling psychological thriller in the vein of Roman Polanski’s Repulsion that will leave audiences emotionally shaken and questioning the line between reality and nightmare. It’s an impressive, assured work that marks Ben Cresciman as an important filmmaker to watch, »

- Jerry Smith

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Sun Choke Acquired by XLrator Media

19 January 2016 2:50 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

XLrator Media announced that they've acquired North American distribution rights to Sun Choke, with plans to release the Barbara Crampton-starring film sometime this summer:

Press Release: Los Angeles (January 19, 2016) – XLrator Media has acquired North American distribution rights to the thriller Sun Choke and will release the film this Summer on its acclaimed “MacAbre” genre label. The film has played over a dozen festivals including FrightFest and the Stanley Film Festival.

Written and directed by Ben Cresciman (Negative Space), Sun Choke stars iconic horror film actress Barbara Crampton (You’re Next, Re-Animator, Lords of Salem), Sarah Hagan (“Freaks and Geeks,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) and Sara Malakul Lane (17 & Life: Jailbait, the upcoming Kickboxer: Vengeance) along with Evan Jones, Joe Nieves and Jim Boeven. The film features a haunting score by noted musician/producer Boom Bip (aka Bryan Hollon).

Sun Choke is a deeply unsettling psychological thriller in the vein of »

- Derek Anderson

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Psychological Thriller 'Sun Choke' Picked Up By XLrator Media

19 January 2016 11:08 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Second Annual Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival Announces Full Lineup After screening at horror festivals throughout much of last year, "Sun Choke" has finally been acquired for North American distribution, courtesy of XLrator Media. The company will release the film under their "Macabre" label. "Sun Choke" is written and directed by Ben Cresciman and stars Barbara Crampton and Sarah Hagan. Hagan plays Janie, a young woman struggling to get well after a recent violent psychotic breakdown. Crampton plays her lifelong caregiver, whose strict and bizarre regime might be doing more harm than good. Janie's mental health threatens to deteriorate again when she grows an unhealthy obsession with a young woman (Sarah Malakul Lane), which brings the three women together in a twisted battle for control. "'Sun Choke' is a deeply unsettling psychological thriller in the vein of Roman Polanski’s 'Repulsion' that »

- Mike Lown

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