Very few directors are this consistently excellent. I’m now 11 films through Bergman's filmography and they’ve all been capital G great. Unfortunately I found the first half of Hour of the Wolf to be a bit weak, but slowly it gets more surreal, bleak and creepy with unsettling psychological twists as the mind of our main character slowly crumbles and descends into madness - the second half is amazing. Being a horror film this stands a bit out from the rest of his filmography, but here he once again demonstrates his expertise over multiple genres, and it just makes me wish he made more of it.
So, I’ve finally seen this hugely influential and essential classic. What can I possibly say? It’s Citizen Kane! But oh yes, it's terrific. It's quite an intimidating fact that Welles starred in, wrote, produced and directed probably the most influential film of all time at an age of 25. Well, I still have a few years to accomplish something like that.
Tomorrow I’m leaving for 2 months as I’m travelling to Southeast Asia with a buddy. So no…