Recently Ive been watching and re-watching Roman Polanski's 1974 (neo) film noir classic Chinatown. Although it's one of those films I've come to late, I've made up for that by watching it 3 times, and have enjoyed it more with each viewing. Excellent. It's certainly one of those layered films that provides considerably more when viewed more than once - all the little hints and clues, and the over-riding relevance of Chinatown. A fine movie in every sense.
Can't say I feel the same way about Polanski's latest film: The Ghost Writer (2010). I enjoyed the first two thirds well enough, but then it seemed to fizz out. As for the ending, I can only imagine it was intended to be film noir-ish, but it struck me as film lame-ish instead. Not very convincing and rather disappointing. Oh well, you can't win 'em all.