The Ghost Writer, 128 mins, rated MA 15+, opens in cinemas 12 August 2010.


(This is the first paragraph of my review to be published in the August 2010 issue of the NSW Law Society Journal).

Roman Polanski’s new film is a taut and classy thriller. It compares in style and excitement to his film Frantic from 1988, starring Harrison Ford. It’s a delight to be able to sink back in your cinema seat and let a master take you through his paces. Whatever else you think about Polanski, the man surely knows how to make films, and this film in particular should prove to be a real crowd-pleaser.