All articles by Alex Barrett

Features

What does ‘Bressonian’ really mean?

Along with Hitchcock and Fellini, Robert Bresson is one of the few directors with a style so unique that it’s given rise to its own adjective. But has anyone since perfected the recipe?

By Alex Barrett

What does ‘Bressonian’ really mean?
Features

Vampyr at 90: how Carl Dreyer conjured a waking nightmare

By Alex Barrett

Vampyr at 90: how Carl Dreyer conjured a waking nightmare
Where to begin

Where to begin with Liv Ullmann

By Alex Barrett

Where to begin with Liv Ullmann
Lists

Ingmar Bergman: 10 essential films

By Alex Barrett

Ingmar Bergman: 10 essential films
Where to begin

Where to begin with Jack Clayton

By Alex Barrett

Where to begin with Jack Clayton
Features

Early Bergman: the genius of the angry young man

By Alex Barrett

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

Where to begin with Jean Cocteau

By Alex Barrett

Where to begin with Jean Cocteau
Where to begin

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
Where to begin

Where to begin with Pedro Costa

By Alex Barrett

Where to begin with Pedro Costa
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
Where to begin

Where to begin with Jamil Dehlavi

By Alex Barrett

Where to begin with Jamil Dehlavi
Lists

15 rare times when a director made great films in 5 or more different decades

By Alex Barrett, Martyn Conterio and others

15 rare times when a director made great films in 5 or more different decades
Where to begin

Where to begin with Tim Burton

By Alex Barrett

Where to begin with Tim Burton
Features

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

By Alex Barrett

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

8 key actors in the Ingmar Bergman universe

By Alex Barrett

8 key actors in the Ingmar Bergman universe
Where to begin

Where to begin with Richard Linklater

By Alex Barrett

Where to begin with Richard Linklater
10 great

10 great German expressionist films

By Pamela Hutchinson and Alex Barrett

10 great German expressionist films
10 great

10 great island films

By Alex Barrett and Samuel Wigley

10 great island films
10 great

10 great films set in one location

By Alex Barrett

10 great films set in one location
Where to begin

Where to begin with Val Lewton

By Alex Barrett

Where to begin with Val Lewton
Features

7 reasons to celebrate The Seventh Seal, Ingmar Bergman’s medieval masterpiece

By Alex Barrett

7 reasons to celebrate The Seventh Seal, Ingmar Bergman’s medieval masterpiece
Where to begin

Where to begin with Steven Soderbergh

By Alex Barrett

Where to begin with Steven Soderbergh
10 great

10 great films about Christianity

By Alex Barrett

10 great films about Christianity
Where to begin

Where to begin with Martin Scorsese

By Alex Barrett

Where to begin with Martin Scorsese
Where to begin

Where to begin with Robert Bresson

By Alex Barrett

Where to begin with Robert Bresson
Where to begin

Where to begin with Béla Tarr

By Alex Barrett

Where to begin with Béla Tarr
Where to begin

Where to begin with Ingmar Bergman

By Alex Barrett

Where to begin with Ingmar Bergman
Features

Life Just Is: a filmmaker’s journal

By Alex Barrett

Life Just Is: a filmmaker’s journal