Giving cinematic praise where it's due. Raining down hellfire where it's not.
Nov 7, 2011
The Pianist (2002)
A brutally honest film surrounding a great Polish pianist during the invasion of Nazi Germany. Roman Polanski follows the novel very closely. It's not a light film, but it does contain a level of optimism throughout. Adrian Brodey is perfectly cast in the lead role. Attention to detail borders on fanatical. Polanski is the right director to handle such a difficult subject. He went to great lengths to create a real quality piece of art. The Pianist is in an elite category of its own.