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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Posted by Web Manager on December 3, 2011

Niels Arden Oplev 2009

First half was boring – probably trying too hard to be true to the book – but it picked up in the second half when it also became a buddy film.


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My Life as a Dog

Posted by Web Manager on May 13, 2011

Lasse Hallstrom 1985

Very sweet, lovingly made coming of age story. The director moved to Hollywood afterwards and maybe (maybe) kind of got ruined by it a little. He made GILBERT GRAPE but more recently he made DEAR JOHN .

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Light Keeps Me Company

Posted by Web Manager on October 31, 2010

Carl-Gustav Nykvist 2000

Illuminating documentary about the Swedish cinematographer Sven Nyvist (made by his son), pictured here with Bergman.

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The Seventh Seal

Posted by Web Manager on July 6, 2009

Ingmar Bergman 1957

Bellissimo. A day in the life of a medieval Swedish hamlet decimated by the black plague.  Great character roll including the knight, the squire, the actor and his wife, the troupe director, the smith, and funniest of all, Death. Apparently Woody Allen’s all time favorite movie (though I haven’t checked in with him lately and I heard he really liked HANNAH MONTANA). Loved the squire, especially in his scene with the blubbering cuckolded smith.

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You, the Living (Du Levande)

Posted by Web Manager on February 14, 2009

Roy Andersson 2007

To say that this alleged comedy, dressed exclusively in meticulously pallid grays and greens, was difficult to watch, is like saying a spiked fence is difficult to sit on. The humor (?) reminded me of the opening scenes in DIVINE  INTERVENTION, but used for social rather than political commentary: that many people who are miserable are miserable because they are selfish. Indeed, watching this was a mostly miserable experience; an act of selflessness to save you, dear readers, from the same.

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Virgin Spring

Posted by Web Manager on December 22, 2008

Ingmar Bergman 1960

Approaching Bergman’s wing of the video store is a little overwhelming. To be honest, I chose this one because of its under-90-minute running time. As a general rule, I really appreciate the 90 minute running time. Also, I rented it along with another film (MONSIEUR HIRE), so I wanted to keep the overall running time for the double feature to a minimum. Ang Lee introduces this film on the Criterion Collection DVD and does a much better job than I could talking about the film’s many fine points. That being said, I wouldn’t say you MUST see it. On the other hand, it is pretty awesome, and there are surely worse ways to spend 89 minutes of your life.

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