Julian Murphet

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What do the Coen brothers stand for in US cinema today, asks Julian Murphet.

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Sixty years have passed since Marlon Brando starred in the 1954 classic On The Waterfront, which marked a year of sheer, concentrated brilliance in international cinema, writes Julian Murphet.

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Although often purely sensationalist, horror films offer a radical shake up of the genre system, argues Julian Murphet. 

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Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman helped steer American cinema back to an emotional integrity it had lost, writes Julian Murphet.

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Jean Cocteau’s 1930 monodrama, La Voix Humaine, is melodramatic enough – but the play is toughened theatrically because the audience hears only one half of the conversation, writes Julian Murphet.