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...
Bille August's The Best Intentions with a screenplay by Ingmar Bergman, offers a view of the tumultuous relationship of Bergman's parents
06 Jul 2016
"Come Again, Little Girl": 32 Films That Begin With Someone Leaving a Mental Institution (1904-2012)
These 32 films make the case for the recently-escaped-or-released-mental-patient narrative as its own subgenre, replete with a language of recurring themes, plot devices, and character archetypes.
18 Mar 2016
Ingmar Bergman’s film is profoundly mysterious, and the more we try to comprehend it, the farther away we move from its magic.
25 Apr 2014
Ingmar Bergman's goodbye to cinema is one of the most magical swan songs ever made.
18 Jan 2012
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.
04 Aug 2011
Peter Cowie adds his insight into a review that considers the staged version of Through a Glass Darkly with Ingmar Bergman's masterpiece film.
04 Jul 2011
The music in Bergman's Saraband sets up numerous tensions that it never reconciles: listener and performer, individual and group, passive aestheticism and practical enactment. Music in Bergman's world offers hope, but it does not offer answers.
19 Jul 2007
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