What do the Coen brothers stand for in US cinema today, asks Julian Murphet.
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.
Although often purely sensationalist, horror films offer a radical shake up of the genre system, argues Julian Murphet.
Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman helped steer American cinema back to an emotional integrity it had lost, writes Julian Murphet.
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.