Tag Archive for 'Ruben Ostlund'

Small Axe & Triangle of Sadness, plus Bergman & Gilliam 4Ks Coming to The Criterion Collection April 2023

Coming in April: Small Axe, Steve McQueen’s monumental, five-film counterhistory of London’s West Indian community, and Triangle of Sadness, a rowdy, Palme d’Or-winning satire of wealth, beauty, and privilege from Ruben Östlund. Plus: existential adventures abound in Terry Gilliam’s Manhattan-set fairy tale, The Fisher King, and Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal, a stunning allegory of our search for meaning—now […]


Force Majeure (Blu-ray Review)

Oscar nomination or not, Force Majeure was one of the more critically acclaimed foreign language films of 2014.  The film is essentially a drama, but I can certainly see where so many pronouncements of the film as a dark comedy come from, as this film really does feature some pitch-black humor.  The story of a […]


Swedish Psychodrama FORCE MAJEURE Arrives February 10 From Magnolia Home Entertainment

If Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke ever made an awkward comedy, it may turn out something like Force Majeure, the dark Swedish comedy that received the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.  This Golden Globe nominee is a film about a family vacation that goes awry, following a moment of weakness from one […]