Snickers slice I made earlier. Mighty fine movie snack!
Now watching Hirokazu Kore-eda’s modern fairy tale about two young boys hoping to reunite their divided family.
Just finished off Ingmar Bergman’s faith trilogy with The Silence. It doesn’t seem to be nearly as highly appreciated as Through a Glass Darkly or Winter Light however I thought it was equally as good.
It’s worth mentioning that it does have a different tone and style to the other two, and much of the time doesn’t feel a lot like a Bergman film even if it has some of his traits such as elegant cinematography from Sven Nykvist or the usual style of dialogue.
The Silence is a different kind of pessimistic film from Bergman’s usual work and felt more like something Antonioni or another stylish director from Italy or France might make.
These three films really do feel like Ingmar Bergman purging himself of his religious upbringing that hadn’t sat right with him all his life.
After Through a Glass Darkly and especially Winter Light, he seemed to get most of it out of his system because The Silence makes little if any at all reference to god or anything religious.
Just finished watching the new, restored transfer of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. A+ work. Looks stunning. There’s hardly any damage left, it’s crisp, detailed, vibrant and boasts exceptional depth.
This 94 year old classic of German Expressionism looks better in HD than plenty of movies made in the last couple decades. I’m extremely pleased and can’t recommend it higher.
Also this book compiling several Polaroid photographs taken by Andrei Tarkovsky himself is bloody great. Once I’ve seen his last two features I’ll also have to get Sculpting in Time, written by him.