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Ingmar Bergman

Features

Monday, June 18 2012

Essential Film Performances - 2012 Edition Part Two

PopMatters follows up our hugely popular 100 Essential Female and Male Performances feature and 2010 update with 50 additions to the essentials list. Part two features Ellen Burstyn, Diahann Carroll and more...


Monday, August 1 2011

The 100 Essential Directors Part 1: Chantal Akerman - Bernardo Bertolucci

Neurotic New Yorkers, Queer Mavericks, Swedish close-ups and the art of putting a microphone on every person on set are but a few of the themes explored in PopMatters' first group of ten essential directors, Chantal Akerman through Bernardo Bertolucci. Please note that any perceived omissions were likely on purpose...


Columns

Wednesday, March 7 2012

Identity and Desire: The Search for Emotional Realism in Cinema

The manifestation of jealousy and desire is subtle. It develops over time, and if set off, the act of aggression may just as likely be one of attachment and ardor.


Reviews

Friday, October 11 2013

'Autumn Sonata' Is as Bruising as It Is Life Affirming

Ingrid Berdman's Charlotte is like Anita in Intermezzo, a woman who becomes so destroyed by love gone wrong that she loses the ability to show love to others, including her children.


Wednesday, June 19 2013

It's a Different Kind of Road Trip in Ingmar Bergman's Classic, 'Wild Strawberries'

Over the course of his trip, our protagonist will have a series of experiences that show him aspects of his past life and bring him to a realization of how he needs to change.


Thursday, June 21 2012

When Ingmar Bergman Became Ingmar Bergman: 'Summer Interlude'

In Summer Interlude, Ingmar Bergman started using the stylistic themes and profound approaches to his characters that would become his own personal trademark.


Thursday, June 14 2012

Summer's Lyrical Connotation: 'Summer with Monika'

These days, this once controversial film fails to ignite any sort of forbidden desire because audiences have seen it all. What remains from this masterpiece, however, is a pervading sense of loss and melancholy.


Wednesday, January 18 2012

Ingmar Bergman's Magical Masterpiece, 'Fanny and Alexander', Had Never Looked This Good

Ingmar Bergman's goodbye to cinema is one of the most magical swan songs ever made.


Blogs

Thursday, August 4 2011

100 Essential Directors - Ingmar Bergman

100 Essential Directors celebrates directors of distinct vision, who have honed their respective crafts, who have brought something new and exciting to the medium, and who continue to push the boundaries of the form.


Wednesday, January 5 2011

The Horror of 'The Virgin Spring'

The Virgin Spring is very different from most horror films, yet similar in one very significant way.


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