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  • The Bergman-Rossellini ending variations

    Should Ingrid stay or should she go? Brad Stevens on Roberto Rossellini’s ambivalence across the multiple endings of Stromboli and Fear (La Paura) in circulation.

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    Tuesday 12 January 2016

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  • No way home: Steven Spielberg’s roads to nirvana

    All the old binary definitions melt away as we follow one of the last great populists of American cinema over the horizon, argues Brad Stevens.

    Brad Stevens
    Tuesday 1 December 2015

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  • The comfort of disaster (movies)

    The 1970s were a chaotic time, Hollywood overrun by deranged auteurs. Luckily there were still a column of white-bread movie stars on hand to save the day, says Brad Stevens.

    Brad Stevens
    Wednesday 23 September 2015

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  • Masters of space

    Max Ophuls’ Lola Montès reminds Brad Stevens how, in the classical studio era, control of mise en scène and camera movement connoted a power we may now struggle to comprehend.

    Brad Stevens
    Tuesday 25 August 2015

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  • Eating John Malkovich

    According to the movies, our latest celebrity-consumption technologies are leading us to the void, says Brad Stevens.

    Brad Stevens
    Wednesday 24 June 2015

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  • Mob rules: Party Girl and the Blacklist

    Trivialised as a stylish film noir frivolity, Party Girl seems to have been written as an On the Waterfront-like apologia for informing – a moral turned inside out by its director Nicholas Ray, says Brad Stevens.

    Brad Stevens
    Tuesday 26 May 2015

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  • Requiem for cavalier attitudes

    Great directors used to know how to have their way with source literature. Even novels of distinction were no impediment to Vincente Minnelli, says Brad Stevens.

    Brad Stevens
    Tuesday 14 April 2015

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  • She who wears the trousers

    In Hollywood movies, the trousered female still stands apart, says Brad Stevens.

    Brad Stevens
    Thursday 5 March 2015

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  • Cinephile dreams

    Brad Stevens on movies that tiptoe to your room to sprinkle stardust.

    Brad Stevens
    Tuesday 3 February 2015

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  • Embracing Grace

    The critical condescension that met Oliver Dahan’s Grace of Monaco biopic shows tastemakers still struggling with ‘feminine’ cinema, says Brad Stevens.

    Brad Stevens
    Friday 12 December 2014

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