Playful, yet imbued with intense undertones, Venus In Fur – Roman Polanski’s reworking of David Ives’ play of the same name – is a sharply written and well drawn two-hander. Fed up auditioning terrible actresses for a play he adapted, Thomas (Mathieu Amalric) is left bewildered by the arrival of Vanda (Emmanuelle Seigner), a seemingly atrocious actress who quickly proves her worth. Continue reading “Review: Venus In Fur (2013)”
Featuring four very different characters cooped up together in a New York City apartment, Carnage – Roman Polanski’s take on Yasmina Reza’s Olivier award-winning stage play – is every bit as claustrophobic, caustic and darkly amusing as you’d expect. It also marks somewhat of a departure for Polanski, being very much the antithesis of his previous effort, The Ghost.
Forced together by their respective children’s playground scrap, two sets of parents, Michael and Penelope (John C. Reilly and Jodie Foster) and Alan and Continue reading “Review: Carnage (2011)”