Written by Patrick Hao At a certain point, Woody Allen is never going to change. His constant grappling of the meaningless of life, fixation on younger women, and the European cinema of Bergman, Fellini, and Godard have been a consistent … Continue reading.
Tag: Ingmar Bergman
VIFF 2021 Review: Bergman Island
Written by Taylor Baker 88/100 Mia Hansen-Løve’s seventh feature length film entitled Bergman Island is in essence a meta fictional island getaway trip to work on new creative projects for a couple. The titular island is called Fårö, Ingmar Bergman’s … Continue reading.
Written by Michael Clawson 60/100 "Let the play begin", says a narrator as the camera pushes toward the window of a house from outside, while inside, a woman opens the window's curtain. It marks the beginning of the film as … Continue reading.
Scenes from a Marriage
Written by Michael Clawson 100/100 An intensely emotional two-hander about the dissolution of a marriage. Shot almost entirely with extreme close-ups, Bergman puts a couple’s years-long emotional odyssey under a microscope, taking intimacy between viewer and character to new heights. … Continue reading.