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LIFE'S WORK: THE FILMS OF ROMAN POLANSKI - Chapter 5: REPULSION: The Dark Side of Desire

A video essay written and narrated by Kim Morgan and edited by Matt Zoller Seitr Press Play Contributors Roman Polanski knows women because he understands men. He knows both sexes because he understands the games both genders play, either consciously or instinctively. He understands the perversions formed from such relations and translates them into visions that are erotic, disturbing, humorous and, most important, allegorical in their potency. One should not (as so many did with his misunderstood Bitter Moon) take Polanski's films entirely literally, for they are often heightened versions of what occurs naturally in our world: desire, perversion, repulsion.
  • By Matt Zoller Seitz & Kim Morgan
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  • October 3, 2011 10:02 AM
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RECAP: BREAKING BAD, Season 4, Episode 12: "End Times"

EDITOR'S NOTE: Did Breaking Bad stumble near the finish line? Either clumsy plotting broke a great season's final momentum, or this show is ahead of its audience yet again. This recap of Breaking Bad, season four, episode 12, "End Times" contains spoilers. Read at your own risk.
  • By Matthew Seitz
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  • October 3, 2011 7:19 AM
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MATT ZOLLER SEITZ: HOMELAND: Best new show of the fall?

Showtime's "Manchurian Candidate"-style CIA thriller pushes against the cliches of espionage TV By Matt Zoller Seitz Press Play contributor
  • By Matthew Seitz
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  • October 2, 2011 10:05 AM
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SLIDE SHOW: The Underacting Hall of Fame

We praise subtlety — actors with no need to chew the scenery. Would you guess one is Bruce Willis?
  • By Matthew Seitz
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  • October 1, 2011 3:19 AM
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