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Roman Polanski États-Unis, 1974

smndvdcl's rating of the film Chinatown

Can you separate the art from the artist? Polanski's notoriety echoes the likes of Woody Allen; two visionaries accused of abhorrent crimes and misdemeanours. The critic must have objectivity, making sure that cultural baggage regarding the creator does not tamper the evaluation of a pre-existing art. For all the controversies surrounding Polanski that should be evaluated separately, this is a masterful noir.