1950s, 4/4, Bergman, Review, Uncategorized

Winter Light

#9 in my Ranking of Bergman's Best Films. This Silence trilogy isn't easy movie watching, but it's very rewarding. Tomas, a minister in the Church of Sweden, is finishing a service at a small country church with only a handful of congregants. He speaks the words of the communion rite seriously, but dryly. We can… Continue reading Winter Light

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Everything’s Fine Now, Bye….

There's a trope in storytelling that's largely a mainstay of fantasy narratives. In order to clear the world/town/school/whatever of a certain threat, our protagonists need to hit just one bad guy, and then everything's good. Yes, I'm thinking of last night's Game of Thrones episode. From the second that we saw a white walker die… Continue reading Everything’s Fine Now, Bye….