Author Spotlight

Dan Callahan

Dan Callahan is the author of Barbara Stanwyck: The Miracle Woman (2012), Vanessa: The Life of Vanessa Redgrave (2014), The Art of American Screen Acting, 1912–1960 (2018), and the novel That Was Something (2018). He writes about film for Sight & Sound, Film Comment, Nylon, the Village Voice, and The Wrap.

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A Flower in the Mud: Val Lewton’s Isle of the Dead

Deep Dives

A Flower in the Mud: Val Lewton’s Isle of the Dead

A showcase for some of Boris Karloff’s most nuanced acting, this beguiling horror gem is perfect Halloween viewing.

By Dan Callahan

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The Corn Is Green and Bette Is Evergreen

Deep Dives

The Corn Is Green and Bette Is Evergreen

Bette Davis struck a blow against expectations of pliant female loveliness and grace with her role as a no-nonsense teacher in The Corn Is Green.

Flickers of Passion: Celia Johnson in Brief Encounter

Performances

Flickers of Passion: Celia Johnson in Brief Encounter

No one has captured the complexities of forbidden love with more intimacy than Celia Johnson in David Lean’s classic romance.

By Dan Callahan

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