HBO’s ‘Scenes From a Marriage’ Is Bleak but Unmissable

Hagai Levi manages to ‘outglum’ Ingmar Bergman in his remake of the ’70s classic, while Steve Martin makes a welcome return to our screens with ‘Only Murders in the Building’

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    Scenes from a Marriage
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    Hagai Levi
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I’ll admit it, I did not approach Israeli writer-director Hagai Levi’s five-part adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s 1973 TV series “Scenes from a Marriage” with any sense of anticipation. In fact, I’ve approached dental appointments and colonoscopies with more enthusiasm – though quite why the dentist was performing a colonoscopy is a question the medical board is still awaiting an answer to.

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