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Films No One Needs

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On September 28, 2018
FFS: Bill Cosby may be in jail. Harvey Weinstein may be in hiding. But Roman Polanski is alive and well, and planning his first movie in the #MeToo era. He even has an Oscar-winning actor attached. French producers Légende Films confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that Polanski will begin filming his next movie, the political […]

Blame To Go Around

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On July 16, 2010

This story would seem to confirm the arguments made by Glenn and some other commenters that the authorities in California bear some of the blame for the failure to extradite Polanski. Like some other

“Victim”?

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On July 13, 2010
And Richard Cohen ups the ante in the long-running competition to see which denizen of Fred Hiatt’s crayon scribble page can engage in the most appalling apologia for child rape. I hope Applebaum doesn’t take this as a challenge. Not that the blame-the-victim is surprising coming from someone with Cohen’s impeccable record of such misogyny […]

A Chinatown world

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On July 12, 2010
Three apparently unrelated news stories: (1) Several hundred fans with tickets to the Spain-Germany semi-final missed the game because FIFA contrived to allow the private jets of what in 18th century England was known as the Quality to land at their owners’ convenience. (2) The government of South Africa will lose billions on the World […]

Self-Parody is Too Mild a Term

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On November 27, 2009
Shorter Verbatim Bernard Henri-Levy: “I am mostly thinking about him: Roman Polanski, who I don’t know, but whose fate has moved me so much. Nothing will repair the days he has spent in prison. Nothing will erase the immense, unbelievable injustice he has been subjected to.” I suppose it should go without saying that this […]

Saletan and Polanski

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On October 15, 2009

Though alerted by both emailers and commenters about this, I was hoping to avoid it. But then, via Patterico (who deals with it well enough), I saw the followup, and…they pull me back in. First,

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