The Venice Film Festival has just concluded and the winning film was “Joker”, the origin story of the DC comic book villain written and directed by Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix.

In second place was a name many are familiar with, if a face not seen in these part for quite some time.

Yes, they sure do love the convicted child rapist across the ocean. While they were celebrating the predator many here found it distasteful. Film writer Scott Weinberg managed to encapsulate the news succinctly.

Solid stuff, that.

The idea that Polanski is celebrated in any capacity is disturbing, of course, but hey –  that’s the industry for you.

Yet Mel Gibson is still considered a pariah to most of Hollywood for doing far less

Yea, we were rather tired of these rapist-defenders lecturing us on proper social behavior.