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Moving pictures 2017, #66

I managed to knock a few off the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die list and despite them both being US films – one Hollywood, one independent – I thought they earned their place on it. 1,928 more words


Dialogical Exhaustion

Oh no! Kevin Spacey has been accused of sexual assault! It’s OK, though, he didn’t do it, not in Alan Parker’s last film, the 2003 death-house drama THE LIFE OF DAVID GALE. 1,031 more words


Ingmar Bergman, he defined Swedish Cinema

“Check out the work from Ingmar Bergman,” said a close friend, “he defines Swedish cinema.” That was about a year and a half ago before I first arrived in Sweden. 685 more words

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Russian Film Week II: Pagans (2017)

In the post-screening Q&A for Pagans, lead actor Valentin Samokhin and director of photography/producer, Maxim Trapo sketched out the origins of the film. The picture initially started life as a play (written by Ann Yablonskaya) that was performed twice a month in South Moscow. 475 more words

2017 Films

TTYA - Wild Strawberries (1957)

Ooo, a Berg- man I really need to stop doing that. And I like this one, anyway, so what the fuck am I doing with my life? 438 more words

Film Review

The Seventh Seal – An Essential Humanities Text

Death is a daily event across the planet. About one hundred eight people die each minute, yet we try not to think about it. A world consciously surrounded by death, fourteenth century black plague infested Sweden, is the setting for Ingmar Bergman’s classic work of cinema… 529 more words

Black And White Films

Behind the scenes satisfaction

Scenes from a Marriage (Queensland Theatre)

QPAC, The Playhouse

November 11 – December 3

Marianne (Marta Dusseldorp) and Johan (Ben Winspear) are cosy in the comfort of their overly-scheduled, boring bourgeois lives … well that’s what they tell a magazine interviewer when being asked about their union. 461 more words