Polanski is freed after prosecutors said there were no grounds to hold him. Photograph: Lionel Cironneau/AP Photo

Polish prosecutors interviewed film-maker Roman Polanski yesterday in connection with a US arrest warrant over a 1977 sex crime conviction, then let h(...)

Essie Davis and Noah Wiseman in Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook

Many of the best horror films play upon fears and phobias we don’t like to admit to ourselves: associations between sex and death; suppressed preju(...)

A disconcerting-looking clothbound book emblazoned with the image of a shadowy creature mysteriously appears on seven-year-old Samuel’s shelf. The (...)

There is invariably a structural flaw to any horror movie from the possessed-doll genre (and the possessed-ventriloquist- dummy sub-genre). The fil(...)

Venus in Fur 1:57

It shouldn’t be this way. But more than a few movie enthusiasts will approach the average filmed play – particularly the two-hander – with the feel(...)

Open letter: Dylan Farrow. Photograph: Frances Silver via New York Times

A couple of years ago I was involved in a casual act of censorship. I was writing a piece for an arts organisation about contemporary performance and (...)

It seems like a long time since we got ourselves in a tizzy over the explicit sexual content in a motion picture. Nobody saw it coming. When, at the s(...)

Robert Harris: trademark approach. Photograph: Geoffrey Swaine/Rex

It was the dodgiest of all dossiers. “It’s quite small,” says Robert Harris. “It was written on very flimsy paper – rice paper, or old-style typing pa(...)

Rome Cavalieri, Rome, Italy
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  • September 28, 2013, 01:00

Rome Cavalieri, Rome, Italyromecavalieri.comThis Waldorf hotel puts guests in the picture by recreating the film La Dolce Vita with them in the starri(...)

Part of the cover of  The Girl: a Life in the Shadow of Roman Polanski, by  Samantha Geimer

Roman Polanski took the photograph of then 13-year-old Samantha Geimer in February 1977, three weeks before the film director would be accused of tak(...)