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The Movie Weekend That Was

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This weekend was loaded with variety, including an acclaimed 2013 film, work from icons like David Lynch and Ingmar Bergman, a Michael Bay film (yes! Michael Bay!), a 70s sci-fi cult classic, and The Documentary You’re Looking For. This is the movie weekend that was. Continue reading

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A Year’s Worth of Box Office #1s and a Podcast about TNT-Filled Sharks

Apologies for the lack of content lately, but I have done some work lately that I’d like to share. If you’d like to see all of the #1’s at the box office in 2013 or hear me talk about Bergman (amongst other things), you can find it after the jump. Continue reading

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Infographic: The Demographics of Ingmar Bergman

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I recently discovered a really cool feature on IMDb. Click on any film and you can see the film’s average rating (1 to 10) amongst site visitors who have voted on that particular film. It also shows how many people have voted to make up that individual film’s rating. The really cool feature happens when you click on the total number of voters. It takes you to a demographics page, illustrating how men and women of various ages have voted for that particular film. The possibilities with something like this are limitless, and I can’t wait to dig into it a little bit more. But for now, there’s no better place to start than with everyone’s favorite master of melancholy, Ingmar Bergman. Here’s how the various demographics have voted for Ingmar Bergman films. Continue reading

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It’s Ålways Bergman in Philådelphia

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It’s Always Sunny in Philadalphia will be coming back this September, now airing on FXX. They’ve released a series of teasers that pay homage to Ingmar Bergman, thereby creating one of the oddest, most amazing pairings imaginable. Each teaser is riddled with Bergman clichés, and they’re all in Swedish. They’re hilarious, and sure to please the somewhat limited market of people who are simultaneously Bergman and IASIP enthusiasts. As it turns out, I am definitely their target market and I want to high-five the whole cast for creating these ads. Here are the teasers. Continue reading

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11 Great Parodies of Ingmar Bergman

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When you have a career that spans seven decades, and you’re talented enough to forge some of the best work in your field, it’s inevitable that people will stand up and take notice. Such is the case with Ingmar Bergman, whose films are almost synonymous with art house cinema. Thankfully for us, that means that Bergman’s work has been parodied time and time again. Here are eleven great parodies of Ingmar Bergman’s films. Continue reading

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Re-Watchterpiece Theater: The Seventh Seal (1957)

Re-Watchterpiece Theater is a series that explores the organic way that attitudes about films change after you watch them a second time, a third time, or more, further down the line than the original viewing.

Re-watchterpiece Theater is usually a vehicle for me to tackle questionable films, or films that are likely to elicit a much different response at this point in my life compared to the first time I watched it. And that’s what makes today’s choice so odd. The Seventh Seal has been one of my favorite films from the moment I saw it. It hasn’t even been that long ago that I last saw it. But sometimes, you find yourself in a Bergmany mood and sometimes, in that Bergmany mood, you find that you’ve learned some new tricks. Continue reading

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Movie Love: Then and Now

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I’m a firm believer that movie tastes are organic. They constantly change as we’re exposed to new things. If you don’t believe me, take a second to think about what your favorite movie is now compared to 10 years ago, 20 years ago, or longer. How about your favorite actors, actresses, directors, and movie characters? Surely things have changed. Here’s how it plays out for me. Continue reading

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