The Pianist 2002

Director: Roman Polanski Stars: Adrien Brody, Emilia Fox, Frank Finlay Nearly a decade after turning down the chance to direct Schindler’s List, director Roman Polanski released his own Holocaust story. And while it wasn’t exactly an autobiography—the movie is about pianist Władysław Szpilman (played by Adrien Brody), who is forced to live in the Warsaw Ghetto during Nazi Germany’s invasion of Poland—Polanski, who managed to escape from the Kraków Ghetto following the death of his mother as a child, inserted enough personal experience to make it feel that way. Keeping with his reputation as a director who does not shy … Read more

The Affair of the Necklace 2001

Title: Affair of the Necklace  2001 Rate: Era:  Georgian  1781 Genre  Historical Romantic Drama Plot:  In pre-Revolutionary France, a young aristocratic woman left penniless by the political unrest in the country, must avenge her family’s fall from grace by scheming to steal a priceless necklaceBased on a true story. Director:  Charles Shyer Writer / Screenplay: John Sweet Major Cast: Hilary Swank as Jeanne de Saint-Rémy de Valois Jonathan Pryce as Cardinal Louis de Rohan Christopher Walken as Count Cagliostro Simon Baker as Rétaux de Villette Adrien Brody as Nicholas de Lamotte Joely Richardson as Marie Antoinette Brian Cox as Baron … Read more