1/4, 1940s, Bergman, Drama, Review

Crisis

(I started writing reviews of the Criterion Collection Bergman films with Wild Strawberries, having missed the first three films. This is the second part of the rectification.) Ingmar Bergman's first movie has a handful of charms, but it's ultimately an unfocused bit of over-assured storytelling that never comes together. It's the work of a young artist… Continue reading Crisis

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Bergman, Repost, Uncategorized

Ingmar Bergman – A Retrospective

Ingmar Bergman was one of the greatest of filmmakers. He stands next to the likes of Orson Welles, John Ford, Alfred Hitchcock, Charlie Chaplin, Stanley Kubrick, Akira Kurosawa, and Jean Renoir as the titans of the art form. He made some of the most iconic images in cinema of the 20th century, and now I'm… Continue reading Ingmar Bergman – A Retrospective

Bergman, Top Ten

Ingmar Bergman’s Best Movies Ranked: The Definitive Ranking

Again, not a Top Ten. It's a Top Seventeen. So, I'm good. As I came to the end of the Criterion Collection's box set, I realized that I had written a lot of 4-star reviews. I went back and counted, and there are seventeen of them. Seventeen of thirty-nine films received 4-star reviews. That's incredible.… Continue reading Ingmar Bergman’s Best Movies Ranked: The Definitive Ranking