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Alex Barrett is an independent filmmaker and critic based in London. His latest project, London Symphony, was released in September 2017. He also runs the blog Night on Planet Earth. Twitter: @albaztks
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Horrible lover, great director – Jane Magnusson on the paradox of Ingmar Bergman
The director of a new documentary about a year in the life of Ingmar Bergman wrestles with a time in the Swedish filmmaker’s life in which extraordinary creativity and a turbulent private life went hand in hand.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Eight key actors in the Ingmar Bergman universe
Get to know these faces – they recur throughout Ingmar Bergman’s greatest masterpieces.
Friday, December 15, 2017
Where to begin with Richard Linklater
Your next obsession: the easygoing, talkative indies of Richard Linklater
Friday, July 28, 2017
10 great German expressionist films
From The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari to Nosferatu, the trend for shadows, angst and exaggerated sets in 1920s German cinema laid the foundations for everything from film noir to the horror genre.
Thursday, June 8, 2017
10 great island films
Desert-island island movies…
Friday, May 26, 2017
10 great films set in one location
Confinement is no barrier to creativity in these must-see films involving a single setting.
Friday, March 31, 2017
Where to begin with Val Lewton
Your next obsession: the shadowy horror films of producer Val Lewton
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Where to begin with Steven Soderbergh
Your next obsession: the genre-hopping cinema of indie trailblazer Steven Soderbergh
Friday, January 13, 2017
10 great films about Christianity
Faith is tested, challenged and reaffirmed in these 10 Christian movies… spiritual forerunners to Martin Scorsese’s epic new priesthood drama Silence.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Where to begin with Robert Bresson
Your next obsession: the sublime minimalism of Robert Bresson.
Friday, September 23, 2016
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