Tag: Ingmar Bergman

FANNY AND ALEXANDER Criterion Blu-ray Review

     December 28, 2011

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Ingmar Bergman is one of the most respected names in cinema, which comes with a price. When in The Seventh Seal he had a knight and the embodiment of death play a chess game, he unfortunately crystallized what Americans feared …

SMILES OF A SUMMER NIGHT Criterion Blu-ray Review

     May 10, 2011

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When looking at the careers of legendary directors, writers and actors in retrospect, it can be interesting to analyze just what path they took before reaching greatness.  Today, Ingmar Bergman is internationally known as one of the great auteurs of …

THE SEVENTH SEAL Criterion Blu-ray Review

     August 3, 2009

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It’s interesting that a Swedish film could sink into the pop consciousness of America, but in the 1950’s foreign films had a period where average Joes might see a foreign film (often on the off chance they might see a …