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Ingmar Bergman

The Sufferings of Young Everyman

Francis Levy | Posted 07.29.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

When you read about the lives of great thinkers and artists, one is forced to note that the human factor is the one thing that is often missing.

Orson Welles's Othello

Francis Levy | Posted 07.07.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

Is it possible the famed death procession at the finale of Bergman's The Seventh Seal (1957) was influenced by the prologue to Orson Welles's Othell...

Cinema and Eulogia: Alain Resnais, 1922 - 2014

Michael Vazquez | Posted 05.02.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

Yesterday, a genuine conceptual and artistic film pioneer who was also possessed of an earnest conscience saw his final day on Earth. His genius work remains, and here's one of my favorite of his films, Mon Oncle D'Amerique, for your viewing pleasure.

Thailand Journal: Wat Muen Buddha Mettakhunaram

Francis Levy | Posted 03.17.2014 | Travel
Francis Levy

Wat Muen Buddha Mettakhunaram is on the road to Mae Chan. There travelers making their way to the Golden Triangle, the meeting point between Thailand...

First Nighter: Robert Wilson's "Life and Death of Marina Abramovic," Martha Clarke's "Cheri"

David Finkle | Posted 02.13.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

The one thing you can safely say about The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic at the Park Avenue Armory is that it is what it is. What it is is Ro...

Popcorn Preview: Liv & Ingmar

Leslie Sisman | Posted 01.31.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Liv & Ingmar (2013) Cast inclues: Liv Ullmann (Persona, Shame, Cries & Whispers), Ingmar Bergman (Wild Strawberries) Writer/Director: Dheeraj Ak...

I Think, Therefore I am. Sam-I-Am

Francis Levy | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books
Francis Levy

"Aujourd'hui, Maman est morte. Ou peut-etre hier, je ne sais pas..." is the first line of The Stranger. The Albert Camus classic replaced the Gideon ...

Sparks Are Getting Their 'Revenge' on America

Steven Rosen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Steven Rosen

The choice by Sparks to make the first Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit in Asheville, N.C., the second stop of their Revenge of Two Hands One Mouth tour was typical of their career -- simultaneously incongruous yet perfect for their eccentric musical vision.

The Influence of Anxiety

Francis Levy | Posted 09.30.2013 | Books
Francis Levy

Harold Bloom wrote a famous book called The Anxiety of Influence. The subject was really the weight the past holds over the present. Eliot also ...

Grattis På Födelsedagen, Ingmar Bergman!

Jack Meyer | Posted 09.11.2013 | Arts
Jack Meyer

July 14 marks the birthday of legendary Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. The quintessential art house filmmaker would have turned ninety five this year. I revisit his films and I am always surprised to discover something new about a character (and sometimes myself).

The House My Rack Built

Lauren Cahn | Posted 07.28.2013 | Style
Lauren Cahn

After the initial fog lifted after my father's death, I began to consider my own vulnerability to more and more complicated complications that might arise out of my initial diagnosis, my treatment and all of the surgeries and hospital stays that followed.

Movie Review: The Silence

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.07.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The Silence is chilling stuff, the kind of thriller -- like The Vanishing, let's say -- that leaves you stunned and gulping.

Lincoln

Francis Levy | Posted 02.10.2013 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit was a seminal work in shaping thinking about consciousness and history. Steven Spielberg has created the cinematic equivalent of Hegel in Lincoln.

DVDs: God Save the Queen

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.03.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Have you been soaking up all the hoopla over Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee? Well, until they release a DVD set of all the goings-on in the UK, here are some other titles to tide you over.

Ingmar Bergman's Favorite Actor Dies At 88

AP | By MALIN RISING | Posted 02.26.2012 | Home

STOCKHOLM -- Swedish actor Erland Josephson, who collaborated with legendary film director Ingmar Bergman in more than 40 films and plays, has died. H...

She Who Dares: The Astonishing Work Of Tilda Swinton

John Farr | Posted 05.24.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Believe it or not, in a pop culture filled with mindless reality shows and slick formula franchises, there are still a few players out there whose work offers a glimmer of hope that originality and intelligence can prevail. Tilda Swinton is one such player.

On the Culture Front: 2 Days in Stockholm Tracing the Steps of Larsson, Strindberg and Bergman

Chris Kompanek | Posted 12.20.2011 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Sometimes the best way embrace a new season is to jump right in. With that in mind, I took off the other week for Sweden where the weather hovered around a balmy 45 degrees and there was always a chance of rain.

25 Foreign Films Even Subtitle Haters Should See

John Farr | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Reading subtitles is a lot like riding a bicycle. Practice not only makes perfect, soon enough it's second nature so you don't even notice you're doing it. This particularly holds true when you're watching something great.

The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman: Sparks and Guy Maddin Get Saucy With the Swede

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 08.31.2011 | Arts
Gregory Weinkauf

The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman is as unique and wonderful as musical theatre gets: a "what-if" fantasia plopping the celebrated Swedish director smack-dab in the sunny horrors of Hollywood, circa 1956.

Beaches: Bergman's The Seventh Seal & the Wellfleet Oyster Festival

Stefan Beck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Stefan Beck

As a woefully unproductive waste of soft tissue, I spend a great deal of my time--most of it, really--eating unhealthy foods and watching appalling mo...

1950s: The Not-So-Silent Generation

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

Fred Kaplan's enlivening 1959: The Year Everything Changed, argues that the '50s -- a decade that saw the invention of the microchip and the creation of explosive art -- has been misunderstood in hindsight.

Please Don't Feed the Narcissist: The Fantasia Barrino Follies

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Melody Breyer-Grell

Here I am, writing another piece regarding an American Idol spawn, and hating myself for it.

My First Time Seeing Sondheim's A Little Night Music

Albert Imperato | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Albert Imperato

Last night, a writer friend of mine gave me an unexpected and extremely moving gift: he took me to my first performance of Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music.

Paul Mazursky Dissects the Funnybone

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ashley Wren Collins

"An old guy is standing on a street corner, crying; he's a very old man. A boy comes up to him and asks, 'Why are you crying?' and the guy says, 'I...

Gael García Bernal: Revolución in a Bergman-less World

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ashley Wren Collins

At Cannes, Gael García Bernal spoke about his directorial adventure with Revolución, a film intended to "make something out of what we think of what.. happened to Mexico during the last 100 years after the Revolution."