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Stranger Things 2 is darker and weirder, tempered with grief Opinion - Posted on 1 November 2017

Stranger Things 2 brings an expanded universe, new characters and new threats to vanquish but it is a much darker world this time around, writes Mark Steven.

Nostalgia, VHS and Stranger Things' homage to 80s horror Opinion - Posted on 3 August 2016

The Netflix series Stranger Things is a throwback to the glory days of cinematic horror. And as VHS disappears from our shelves, this show's 80s-infused nostalgia is doubly poignant, writes Mark Steven.

Goodbye Christopher Lee, The Aristocrat of Satanic Darkness Opinion - Posted on 12 June 2015

Christopher Lee was one of the most iconic figures in horror cinema, writes Mark Steven.

Eisenstein in Guanajuato Half Pulsates with Sexual Vitality Opinion - Posted on 4 June 2015

Peter Greenaway’s new biopic, Eisenstein in Guanajuato, explores the eponymous Russian filmmaker's sexual awakening and symbolic rebirth over 10 days in Mexico, writes Mark Steven.

Oscars 2014: another lesson in Hollywood power Opinion - Posted on 4 March 2014

Once again the Academy has spoken.

Sydney Festival review: Cocteau’s La Voix Humaine Opinion - Posted on 14 January 2014

Currently playing at Carriageworks as part of the Sydney Festival, Jean Cocteau’s 1930 monodrama, La Voix Humaine, is melodramatic enough – but the play is toughened theatrically by the fact the audience hears only one half of the conversation.

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Stranger Things 2 is darker and weirder, tempered with grief

Stranger Things 2 brings an expanded universe, new characters and new threats to vanquish but it is a much darker world this time around, writes Mark Steven.

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