A moving but very uneven journey
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Wednesday 18 December 2013
The successful trilogy will be continued by writer David Lagercrantz
Wednesday 06 November 2013
Films will be graded on whether on not they contain two female characters who speak about something other than a man
Friday 14 June 2013
After the stumbles of 2011, Edinburgh’s Film Festival is finding its feet again under artistic director Chris Fujiwara. US indies get a strong showing from Drake Doremus’s Breathe In, Noah Baumbach’s Frances Ha, Shane Carruth’s Upstream Color and Zal Batmanglij’s hot-topic eco-thriller, The East.
Friday 27 July 2012
Strange story of a rocker's return hits the sweet spot
Saturday 12 May 2012
Friday 17 February 2012
Atmospheric rock'n'roll songstress Gemma Ray has always done things differently – she plays guitar, for instance, with an eight-inch carving knife. So it's no surprise that her new single, a cover of a couple of tunes by the cult duo Sparks, is a little strange: it has ended up as Sparks covering Gemma Ray covering Sparks.
Gunnar Fischer : Bergman cinematographer best known for ‘The Seventh Seal’ and ‘Wild Strawberries’
Wednesday 22 June 2011
Gunnar Fischer was the great cinematographer of Ingmar Bergman's early period, shooting 12 of his films in as many years and matching his move from the neo-realist Port of Call through the expressionist The Seventh Seal and Wild Strawberries to the theatrical The Devil's Eye.
Thursday 11 November 2010
Sunday 07 November 2010
Friday 05 November 2010
Friday 12 March 2010
The week's other Swedish movie is a disconcerting study in evasiveness. A man named Krister (Olle Sarri) wakes up on his bathroom floor covered in blood, and, willing himself not to investigate, goes to work: he's a driving instructor, though his volatile temper suggests you wouldn't want to be in a car with him.
Sunday 07 March 2010
They revolutionised British design though Ikea; gave us fast fashion at H&M and, of course, we thanked them for the music of Abba. Now the Swedes are taking over in the world of British page and screen.
Sunday 15 November 2009
The 22nd album by Sparks – never ones to do things the easy way – is a biopic in opera form of a legendary Swedish art-house director, with a cast of actor-singers augmenting Russell Mael’s vocals, and a complete orchestra backing Ron’s luxurious pianos. It’s a genre and format to which the brothers, whose work is so often described as “operatic”, are immaculately suited.
Friday 30 October 2009
Commissioned by Swedish National Public Radio to devise an original radio musical with Swedish language content, Sparks siblings Ron and Russell Mael have significantly transcended their brief with The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman, which has a resonance that goes some way beyond its parochial origins.
Wednesday 12 August 2009
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
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