The Silence (1963)
Crimes And Misdemeanors (1989)
Director/Screenwriter: Woody Allen
Part dark tragedy, part dark comedy, or is it all comedy? It’s certainly all dark to say the least. Considered by almost everybody as one of Woody Allen’s very best films (although I’m not sure Woody would agree), ‘Crimes and Misdemeanors’, wasn’t his first dramatic film, that was the Ingmar Bergman-esque ‘Interiors,’ and it certainly wasn’t his last comedy, yet it clearly represents the moment in Allen’s career when he started to abandon comedy in favor of drama and tragedy. Well, maybe “abandon,” is the wrong word, but he certainly began to lose interest in comedy around here.
Celebrating the centenary of Ingmar Bergman’s birth in 2018, “Bergman Revisted” will also feature shorts by Lisa Aschan and Jane Magnusson.
The centenary of Swedish legendary director Ingmar Bergman’s birth in 2018 looks set to spark major centenary events, one of the biggest being “Bergman Revisited, which was presented Monday at Sweden’s 40th Göteborg Film Festival by the chairman of the Ingmar Bergman Foundation, Jan Holmberg. Also presenting were Swedish directors Tomas Alfredson, Jesper Walderstam and Jane Magnusson. The local filmmakers, six in all, will tap Sek 1 million ($110,000) from the Institute and Svt to make the films.
As Swedish producer and editor of Svt
As Keith Lemon and Paddy McGuinness announce their own TV show of movie spoofs, we celebrate the work of Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders.
The news today that Keith Lemon and Paddy McGuinness are joining forces for a new primetime ITV series of movie spoofs has, well, not been particularly well received (we're sticking vehemently to our rule of not judging something until we've seen it. Even on a project like, say, this one). Their new show, The Keith And Paddy Picture Show, will arrive on Saturday nights at some point in 2017. But the pair will have a high bar to aim for.
For it can’t just be us that holds in high regard the exemplary movie parody sketches of Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. The pair gradually began to get higher and higher budgets from the BBC to make their spoofs and parodies
The two films share an acute sensitivity to the lives of characters who struggle to make the best of the often brutal fates with which they’ve been burdened. Abrahamson listed the following ten films as his favorite in 2012’s Sight and Sound poll, a brilliant mixture of stories which as he laments in his quote, could have contained far more than a mere ten selections.
It's a measure of how completely the Internet has transformed communication that I need to explain, for the benefit of some younger readers, what encyclopedias were: bound editions summing up all available knowledge, delivered to one's home in handsome bound editions. The "Great Books" series zeroed in on books about history, poetry, natural science, math and other fields of study; the "Great Ideas" series was meant to tie all the ideas together, and that was the mission given to Roger when he undertook this piece about film.
Given the venue he was writing for, it's probably wisest to look at Roger's long, wide-ranging piece as a snapshot of the
Turkey is sandwiched between Europe and Asia. Ceylan as a young man went West to do his University studies and was disillusioned with life and attitudes there. With very little money on him, he went East, more precisely to India and then to Nepal, following his passion for mountain climbing, to find answers in life. He felt more comfortable in the East.
I’d like to start by going back a little bit to your first feature, which was obviously Submarine. I think for many people, they didn’t realise that a comedy actor was also going to be a great director. So I was wondering, did you feel that was a liberating experience?
Erm, I don’t know. I’d directed TV before – I directed a show called Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, and music videos and things, so the main thing at the time [was I] felt the writing of something that was much longer than anything I’d done, and the structure of doing a film that has ninety minutes to it.
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10. Andrei Rublev (1966)
Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky
A brutally expansive biopic about the Russian iconographer divided into nine chapters. Andrei Rublev (Anatoly Solonitsyn) is portrayed not as a silent monk, but a motivated artist working against social ruin,
The Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars; and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting; a raging battle for an enormous family fortune; a desperate chase on motorcycles, trains, sleds, and skis; and the sweetest
For this critic, too, only three of the five Malick feature films, the same three that won acclaim in Europe, bear the stamp of truly outstanding cinema. In contrast, many American viewers to this day find his debut film Badlands, which has
William Shatner gets an honorable shout-out for his work learning Esperanto for "Incubus" in 1966, but our ten favorite fictional film languages of all time get even crazier. They are funny, occasionally creepy and almost always put more pressure on their subtitles, but all of these foreign tongues defined their movies and breathed life into their elaborately imagined cultures.
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10. Martian, "Mars Attacks!" (1996)
The aliens in this Tim Burton cameo-orgy spoke with a vocabulary just slightly bigger than that of the teacher in the "Peanuts" cartoons,
Last week’s article spoke about Louis Malle’s films being put up and sure enough, only a few days later they finally released Black Moon to their page, showing a film that will be coming out on June 28th. I love that they’re doing that with releases that are coming out, just to give their audience the film itself and if you like it, you’ll want to grab the whole package.
It currently seems the only three that interests Hollywood relates to dimensionality. The reverence once extended to the film trilogy is fast diminishing, and although third instalments are due for Transformers, Ong-Bak, Paranormal Activity, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Men in Black, Madagascar, Batman and Iron Man, only the first two have been announced as series finales.
Indeed, with Scre4m, Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides and Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World soon to be followed by fourth entries in the Austin Powers, Mission: Impossible, Underworld and Bourne franchises, the trilogy could soon go the way of the 2D movie, as the synergy-obsessed suits controlling the multi-media conglomerates now owning the major studios adhere to the maxim that familiarity breeds both content and profit.
A Retrospective of the renowned Swedish director Ingmar Bergman will be presented at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival.
“Bergman is one of the few who liberated cinema, freed it from conventions and brought it to a new artistic form, which opened a new world for many cineastes”, said Rainer Rotherin, the director of the Retrospective, in an interview.
Bergman is one of the few directors who is credited to have worked with the same team over decades. Three of the actresses Bergman has worked with: Harriet Andersson, Gunnel Lindblom and Liv Ullmann, will present his films at the Berlinale. They will also converse in detail publicly about life and work with Bergman for both the screen and the stage.
The director, who died in 2007, is well known for his films like The Silence , Scenes from a Marriage and Fanny and Alexander, which won him four Oscars.
Ho, ho, hold the Avatar “Three-Disc Extended Collector’s Edition Blu-ray”, you omnipotent bearded creature of the night. If you’re looking to donate something to my life possessions that is truly special to me, I’ve got a few ideas for you. And sorry, none of them are Batman action figures. That era has passed. It’s all about Blu-rays, Criterion Collections, and a little bit of R. Kelly for me now.
What Blu-ray/DVDs are you most excited about this holiday season?
7. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
Recap: One of last summer’s biggest sugar rushes is finally on Blu-ray, and its coming to home theaters with a lot of extras. This specific package has got four commentaries, including a cast commentary featuring Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jason Schwartzman, Ellen Wong, and Brandon Routh.
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