All articles by Alex Barrett

Features

Early Bergman: the genius of the angry young man

The collected early films of Ingmar Bergman on a new Blu-ray box-set give the impression of a young director grappling his way towards mastery of the medium.

By Alex Barrett

Early Bergman: the genius of the angry young man
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Where to begin with Jean Cocteau

By Alex Barrett

Where to begin with Jean Cocteau
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Where to begin with Mai Zetterling

By Alex Barrett

Where to begin with Mai Zetterling
Features

100 years of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari: why we’re still living in its shadows

By Alex Barrett

100 years of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari: why we’re still living in its shadows
Features

100 years of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari – Why we’re still living in its shadows

By Alex Barrett

100 years of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari – Why we’re still living in its shadows
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Where to begin with Pedro Costa

By Alex Barrett

Where to begin with Pedro Costa
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Where to begin with Alain Resnais

By Alex Barrett

Where to begin with Alain Resnais
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10 great shorts that became features

By Alex Barrett

10 great shorts that became features
Lists

How Weimar cinema influenced six modern genres

By Alex Barrett

How Weimar cinema influenced six modern genres
Features

What’s the best year a director ever had?

By Alex Barrett, Pamela Hutchinson and others

What’s the best year a director ever had?
Interviews

Horrible lover, great director – Jane Magnusson on the paradox of Ingmar Bergman

By Alex Barrett

Horrible lover, great director – Jane Magnusson on the paradox of Ingmar Bergman
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Where to begin with Jean Cocteau

By Alex Barrett

Where to begin with Jean Cocteau
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Where to begin with Jamil Dehlavi

By Alex Barrett

Where to begin with Jamil Dehlavi
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Where to begin with Tim Burton

By Alex Barrett

Where to begin with Tim Burton
Features

Four hard-and-fast rules of filmmaking... and how The Passion of Joan of Arc breaks them

By Alex Barrett

Four hard-and-fast rules of filmmaking... and how The Passion of Joan of Arc breaks them
Features

How Ingmar Bergman mastered filming faces

By Alex Barrett

How Ingmar Bergman mastered filming faces
Features

Eight key actors in the Ingmar Bergman universe

By Alex Barrett

Eight key actors in the Ingmar Bergman universe
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Where to begin with Richard Linklater

By Alex Barrett

Where to begin with Richard Linklater
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10 great German Expressionist films

By Pamela Hutchinson and Alex Barrett

10 great German Expressionist films
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10 great island films

By Alex Barrett and Samuel Wigley

10 great island films
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10 great films set in one location

By Alex Barrett

10 great films set in one location
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Where to begin with Val Lewton

By Alex Barrett

Where to begin with Val Lewton
Features

Seven reasons to celebrate The Seventh Seal – Ingmar Bergman’s medieval masterpiece turns 60

By Alex Barrett

Seven reasons to celebrate The Seventh Seal – Ingmar Bergman’s medieval masterpiece turns 60
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Where to begin with Steven Soderbergh

By Alex Barrett

Where to begin with Steven Soderbergh
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10 great films about Christianity

By Alex Barrett

10 great films about Christianity
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Where to begin with Martin Scorsese

By Alex Barrett

Where to begin with Martin Scorsese
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Where to begin with Martin Scorsese

By Alex Barrett

Where to begin with Martin Scorsese
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Where to begin with Robert Bresson

By Alex Barrett

Where to begin with Robert Bresson
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Where to begin with Béla Tarr

By Alex Barrett

Where to begin with Béla Tarr
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