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Polanski: Wanted and Desired

“Some Sort of Reckoning is At Hand”

Jim Emerson on the Polanski case: What I found most provocative and disturbing about "Wanted and Desired," though, was its depiction of the ways in which Polanski's perverse playboy image, his work, and his lifelong proximity to horror,…

The Polanski Ending Non-Story

Kim Masters reported recently that there was some controversy surrounding the ending of Polanski: Wanted and Desired that caused a shake though not a stir. The film, which will be released in theaters July 11th (even though it already…

Polanski Does Not Disappoint

Polanski: Wanted and Desired is a rich and intriguing experience, from the archival footage of the post-Manson murders Polanski as well as images and interviews recalling the trial itself. The film doesn't take sides so much as present…

Polanski Doc Tonight on HBO

It's finally here. Into the doldrums of pre-summer comes a white hot Oscar prospect. Polanski: Wanted and Desired (which really did have an ever-so-brief qualifying run in theaters) airs on HBO starting this evening. The Los Angeles…

Polanski: Wanted and Desired

New York Times critic Manohla Dargis saw the Roman Polanski doc when it briefly appeared in a few theaters in New York and Los Angeles in order to qualify for the Oscars. Dargis writes: ‚ÄúWanted and Desired,‚Äù which opened on Friday…