Max von Sydow

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Mike Hodges: a masterpiece creator as comfortable with gritty crime as with zany sci-fi
With films as varied as Get Carter, Flash Gordon and Croupier to his name, Hodges was a great social commentator as well as a wonderful storyteller

Peter Bradshaw

21, Dec, 2022 @12:34 PM

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Minority Report at 20: Cruise and Spielberg test their limits in top-tier thriller
The director and star both played with their images in a knotty and exciting adaptation of Philip K Dick’s prescient short story

Jesse Hassenger

21, Jun, 2022 @6:06 AM

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Echoes of the Past review – Max von Sydow’s final film is coda to a Nazi atrocity
Kalavryta was a real war crime committed in Greece, but this fictional drama – featuring von Sydow in his last film role – fails to deliver much justice

Peter Bradshaw

15, Feb, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Dune review – David Lynch’s intergalactic epic shoots for the moon
There are moments of dreamlike brilliance in this extravagant fable of imperialism – provided you can stay awake to see them

Peter Bradshaw

24, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Flash Gordon review – bizarre expressionist superhero panto
With echoes of The Wizard of Oz and Carry On movies, Mike Hodges’ vintage intergalactic fable delivers mayhem, madness and eye-frazzling colour

Peter Bradshaw

31, Jul, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Streaming: curate your own Max von Sydow season
The actor’s career is easier than most to honour with a streaming marathon…

Guy Lodge

14, Mar, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Making a note of a treasonable offence | Brief letters
Brief letters: The Divan of Hafez | The Queen | Max von Sydow | Marmalade | Defining a gentleman


13, Mar, 2020 @4:42 PM

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Max von Sydow could transform the trashiest pulp fantasy flick into a cultural touchstone
He brought classical elegance to Conan the Barbarian, operatic grandeur to Flash Gordon and regained the trust of Star Wars fans, preempting the surge of highbrow stars in sci-fi

Ben Child

11, Mar, 2020 @3:57 PM

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Max von Sydow: an aristocrat of cinema who made me weep | Peter Bradshaw
From his fateful game of chess to a moving turn in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Von Sydow was the last standard bearer of Bergman’s high-minded movie idiom

Peter Bradshaw

09, Mar, 2020 @5:04 PM

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Max von Sydow obituary
Swedish stage and screen actor who starred in The Seventh Seal, The Exorcist and Flash Gordon

Ronald Bergan

09, Mar, 2020 @4:10 PM

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Max von Sydow, star of The Exorcist and The Seventh Seal, dies aged 90
The veteran actor, best known for his collaborations with Ingmar Bergman, as well as roles in Star Wars and Hannah and Her Sisters, has died

Catherine Shoard

09, Mar, 2020 @3:17 PM

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The Touch review – Bergman's engrossing English-language debut
An extramarital affair, Elliott Gould and passionate letter-writing – could Ingmar Bergman’s little-seen 1971 film get any more 70s?

Peter Bradshaw

21, Feb, 2018 @3:00 PM

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