Director Ruben Östlund uses dark humor to explore parental expectations and obligations after a crisis reveals a failure of nerve, and delivers a comedy with a dramatic foundation that leaves audiences with issues to chew over.
‘Let the Right One In’ – A Swedish vampire tale on Hulu and free on Kanopy
The original ‘Dragon Tattoo Trilogy’ on Prime Video and free on Kanopy and Hoopla
Life, death, and chess in Ingmar Bergman’s ‘The Seventh Seal’ on Criterion Channel
Dark theater: Ingmar Bergman’s ‘The Magician’ on Criterion Channel
Ingmar Bergman recalls the ‘Wild Strawberries’ of youth on Criterion Channel
In Wild Strawberries (Sweden, 1957), Ingmar Bergman takes that most venerable of modern genres, the road movie, and transforms it into the contemplative journey of an aging professor into his unexamined past. Victor Sjöström, one of the great Swedish director of the silent era as well as an actor (and one of Bergman’s heroes), was […]