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In Nicholas Ray’s classic film noir, Bogie plays a writer with an aversion to opening a book. Is this the reductio ad absurdum of macho masculinity, asks Brad Stevens?
Wednesday 28 March 2018
The first series of Jane Campion’s New Zealand crime drama showcases her fullest, feminist creative use of reflections, duplicates and doppelgängers, writes Brad Stevens.
Wednesday 28 February 2018
The original Twin Peaks changed both series television and David Lynch’s own artistic outlook. Whatever we term the series’ recent extension, it surely shows that distinctions of format are only as important as we expect them to be, writes Brad Stevens.
Wednesday 31 January 2018
How can we make sense of a filmmaker’s career when it is over as soon as it begins? Brad Stevens examines the ‘lost moments’ that foretell their directors’ own withdrawal from the role.
Monday 4 December 2017
This rarely shown film by the great Japanese director explores new ways for men and women to live together and apart – as victims of modernity spread their wings to embrace dangerous freedoms, writes Brad Stevens.
Monday 23 October 2017
The flipside of the director’s famed portraits of hubristic male adventurers, this Gertrude Bell biopic, still undistributed in the UK, not only features a rare female Herzogian protagonist but willingly adopts the style of a Nicole Kidman vehicle, writes Brad Stevens.
Tuesday 26 September 2017
Could these two bleakly comic films, one about a teacher lost in the outback and another about an 80s yuppie in peril on the streets of New York, have more in common than first meets the eye, asks Brad Stevens.
Tuesday 22 August 2017
Watching two ostensibly different films back to back can entirely colour our understanding of them both, as when Brad Stevens viewed Sidney Lumet’s 1990 police thriller along side Otomo Katsuhiro’s classic 1987 anime.
Sunday 23 July 2017
A puppet show gives Albert Lewin’s picaresque “history of a scoundrel” its leading metaphor – a symbol of patriarchal privilege, female oppression and sexual energy, writes Brad Stevens.
Friday 7 July 2017
This marine-themed actioner from 1973 is full of surprises, writes Brad Stevens. As a presidential assassination plot takes over an educational film about wildlife, are witnessing a draft of the director’s emotional autobiography?
Wednesday 24 May 2017
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