Author Archive

A Man Escaped

Written by Godfrey Cheshire on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

A Man Escaped directed by Robert Bresson What’s your favorite film?” It’s the most banal question a critic–or any cinephile–encounters, and therefore the most essential. It invariably springs from trivial circumstances. Cocktail party chatter, waiting in line for something or other: strangers trying to connect, through a slightly forced, artificial conviviality. The subject turns, warmingly, to movies, but when you ask [&hellip
[ read more... ]

Be the first to comment on this post

Private Confessions

Written by Godfrey Cheshire on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

Private Confessions directed by Liv Ullmann Early in Private Confessions, the latest film written by Ingmar Bergman, Anna Bergman (Pernilla August), a young wife, goes to an elderly clergyman named Jacob (Max von Sydow) to confess that she’s been violating her marriage vows by having an affair with a theology student. “Confession,” though, is a slightly tricky proposition here, since Martin Luther [&hellip
[ read more... ]

Be the first to comment on this post

..