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History of this website

 

Film Critic: Adrian Martin was launched on 26 July, 2017.

 

This website is not a simple reprinting of already existing film reviews and related writings far from it. Apart from returning to my original versions of every text (often quite different to what was published), the site has increasingly, since its launch, devoted itself to featuring completely new reviews of films I'm watching (new or old), new 'collages' of pieces about a single film or director written across a span of decades, and other previously unpublished items, such as notes and radio reviews. It is for this reason that I do not credit the so-called 'source of original publication' for each text as far as I'm concerned, it is the version on this website that is now the authorised, 'master' version that I would like to see cited in future. (Adrian Martin)

 

When launched on 26 July, 2017, the website contained
2,092 reviews and
110 essays
(Making a total of 2,202 pieces at launch, not including any special pages.)

 

New or updated entries were then published on a fortnightly basis and continue to be so published.

 

Since the site launch, these have been the new entries each fortnight (reviews unless otherwise designated as "Essays"):

 

9 Aug 2017: Raw / The Silences / The Time is Ripe: Rosalind Galt’s Pretty: Film and the Decorative Image ESSAY (plus updated titles: Body Melt / The Seventh Sign)

 

31 Aug 2017: Invaders from Mars / Purple Rain / Tender (plus updated titles: Artists and Models / Never Been Kissed)

 

 
Stray Dogs

14 Sep 2017: Nuits blanches sur la jetée / Pasolini / Ricki and the Flash (plus updated title: Punch-Drunk Love)

 

28 Sep 2017: Journey to the West / Pacific Heights / Stray Dogs / White Material

 

13 Oct 2017: Anna / Our Beloved Month of August / Romy and Michele's High School Reunion / Tabu (2012) / 12 Angry Men

 

26 Oct 2017: Crash / The Legend of Billie Jean / Wake in Fright / Wild River / You, the Living

 

9 Nov 2017: Mad Max / Mad Max 2 / Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome / Mad Max: Fury Road / On the Corner: Peta Carlin ESSAY

 

24 Nov 2017: Dead Man / Forbidden Lie$ / The Limits of Control / Seven Minutes in Heaven / The Unspeakable Act

 

8 Dec 2017: Head-On / Mary / Mozart in Love / Image and Voice: The Audiovisual Essays of Mark Rappaport ESSAY/ Light My Fire: The Geology and Geography of Film Canons ESSAY

 

 
Hail

22 Dec 2017: The Host / Light of Day / Little Women / 10 / Top Ten Films of 2017 (Annotated) ESSAY / Screen Media: Analysing Film and Television by Jane Stadler with Kelly McWilliam ESSAY

 

5 Jan 2018: American Honey / The Assassination of Trotsky / The Diary of a Chambermaid (1964) / Éloge de l’amour / Hail

 

19 Jan 2018: À tout de suite / Les Patterson Saves the World / Passions / Three Hearts / Frank Lovece (1956-2018) ESSAY

 

2 Feb 2018: A.I.: Artificial Intelligence / Munich / Everything is Cinema: The Working Life of Jean-Luc Godard by Richard Brody ESSAY / Godard: A Portrait of the Artist at 70 by Colin MacCabe ESSAY / Weights and Measurements: On Delia Falconer’s The Lost Thoughts of Soldiers ESSAY (plus updated title: Point of No Return)

 

16 Feb 2018: Little Dieter Needs to Fly / Panic / Les Rendez-vous d’Anna / Summer with Monika / We Can’t Go Home Again

 

1 Mar 2018: Call Me Mum / The Dance of Reality / I’ll Be Your Eyes, You’ll Be Mine / Phantom Islands / Vacant Possession

 

15 Mar 2018: Hush (2016) / Irresistible / Picnic at Hanging Rock / Too Late Blues / Vivre sa vie (plus updated title: Impulse (1984))

 

31 Mar 2018: Cléo from 5 to 7 / The Destruction of St.Patrick’s College / Face of Evil / Fun Radio / Out 1: Noli me tangere / The River (1997) (plus updated essay: Comment, Think, Analyse, Experience and Learn: The Neglected Film Work of Ivan Gaal ESSAY)

 

 
A Tribute to Poli Papapetrou

12 Apr 2018: Alice in the Cities / Dating the Enemy / Poetry / The Queen (2006) / Strangers on a Train (plus updated titles: The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant / Cat's Cradle)

 

27 Apr 2018: Dark Times / 2046 / Vertigo / When a Stranger Calls Back / A Tribute to Poli Papapetrou (1960-2018) ESSAY

 

11 May 2018: Le notti bianche / On a Clear Day You Can See Forever / Swimming / Switch / Taste of Cherry

 

25 May 2018: Baxter and Me / The Man I Love / The New World / Overcoming / Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (plus updated title: Voyage in Italy)

 

8 Jun 2018: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button / The Day Will Come / Remember the Night / Terminal (2018) / Surgically Imprecise Notes on the Great Carmelo Bene ESSAY

 

22 Jun 2018: All of Me / The Cloud-Capped Star / A Couch in New York / Le départ / Véronica

 

6 Jul 2018: Angel Baby / At Close Range / Behindert / Three Times / We Need to Talk About Kevin

 

20 Jul 2018: Air Doll / The 40 Year Old Virgin / The Godfather / Smooth Operators ESSAY / A Streetcar Named the Movies ESSAY

 

 
The Godfather


One year after launch, on 26 July, 2018, the website had added

106 reviews and
14 essays
making a new total of
2,198 reviews and
124 essays
(Making a new total of 2,322 pieces at 26 July, 2018, not including any special pages.)


Since 26 July, 2018, a new cycle of additions has begun:

 

 

3 Aug 2018: The Ardennes / Friday Night / The Girl on a Motorcycle / Ten / They Live by Night

 

17 Aug 2018: Acrimony / Breathing Under Water / Hot Bubblegum / Pickpocket / Wild Grass

 

 
Caro Diario

31 Aug 2018: Life and Nothing But / My Journey Through French Cinema / Me Myself I / Random Encounter / Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (plus updated title: Deep Cover)

 

14 Sep 2018: Caro diario / Cyclo / Dudes / Suburbia / Trouble in Paradise

 

28 Sep 2018: Cold Water / Go Fish / Killer of Sheep / The Rachel Papers / Wild Reeds

 

12 Oct 2018: The Baby-Sitters Club / The Brontë Sisters / 78/52 / Slightly Scarlet / Last Time / Melodrama / Random / Melbourne!

26 Oct 2018: The Goddess of 1967 / Kiss or Kill / Marfa Girl 2 / Star Spangled to Death/ Times Square

 

9 Nov 2018: The Good Woman of Bangkok / My Thesis Film / Sherman's March / Video Fool for Love / Unslept / The Plastic House / Intimate Metamorphosis: Film and Architectural Space ESSAY

 

23 Nov 2018: 8 Mile / Mother (2009) / The Man in the Moon / The Name of the Rose / The Quiet

 

 
Ong Bak

6 Dec 2018: La Luna / Stealing Beauty / Seduction: The Cruel Woman / The Truth About Cats & Dogs / Wings of Desire

 

20 Dec 2018: Corrina, Corrina / Days of Heaven / O futebol / On Dangerous Ground / Ushpizin

 

4 Jan 2019: French Twist / The Boss of It All / Dancer in the Dark / The Five Obstructions / The House That Jack Built

 

18 Jan 2019: The Academy of Muses / Beautiful Thing / Blood / Every Day / My Best Friend's Wedding

 

1 Feb 2019: Chocolat (1988) / A French Woman / Pozoamargo / Riding Giants / A River Called Titas

 

15 Feb 2019: Bonnie and Clyde / The Five Provocations / Ong Bak / What I Have Written (plus updated title: Bed of Roses)

 

1 Mar 2019: Contact / Hana-bi / If Lucy Fell / Love and a .45 / My Room Le Grand Canal

 

15 Mar 2019: Fresh / How to Make an American Quilt / I Don't Want to Sleep Alone / Remember the Titans / Time Regained

 

29 Mar 2019: Avenging Force / The Hitcher / The Malibu Bikini Shop / The Morning After / Soul Man (plus updated title: Mixed Nuts)

 

 
Pee-Wee's Big Adventure

12 Apr 2019: Black Widow / Floating Life / I, the Jury / Something Wild / Special Effects

 

26 Apr 2019: Elle / Lover for a Day / The Nun / The Ornithologist / Wanda

 

10 May 2019: The Loveless / Pee-Wee's Big Adventure / Platoon / Reds / Weird Science

 

24 May 2019: Le concours / Dragged Across Concrete / The Lion Sleeps Tonight / Nobody's Fool (2018) / The Untamed

 

7 Jun 2019: Acute Misfortune / Greta / High Life / Isn't It Romantic / Once There Was Brasilia

 

21 Jun 2019: Amélie / Baadasssss! / Before Night Falls / December Boys / Lost in Translation

 

5 Jul 2019: Mirror Mirror / Project X / Rocky IV / Sid and Nancy / Tin Men

 

19 Jul 2019: Hot Times at Montclair High / The Promise / The Quick and the Dead / Under Suspicion (plus updated title: Problem Child)

 


 
High Life

Two years after launch, on 26 July, 2019, the website had added


130 reviews and
1 essay
making a new total of
2,328 reviews and
125 essays
(Making a new total of 2,453 pieces at 26 July, 2019, not including any special pages.)

 

 

Since 26 July, 2019, a new cycle of additions has begun:


 

2 Aug 2019: Cruising / Hoosiers / Innerspace / River's Edge / Smithereens

 

 
The Spirit of the Beehive

16 Aug 2019: Almost Famous / Cellular / Inglourious Basterds / Lady Chatterly (2006) / Macbeth (2006) / Better Send Some People Down: Suburbia in Australian Cinema (and Beyond) ESSAY

 

30 Aug 2019: Deux fois / The Night the Prowler / Orchestra Rehearsal / Sisters / The Spirit of the Beehive

 

13 Sep 2019: C'est l'amour / Mary Reilly / 101 Dalmations / You Can Say Vagina / The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Miss Osbourne

 

27 Sep 2019: All Men Are Liars / Les Amants du Pont-Neuf / Beyond Rangoon / Girl 6 / The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love

 

11 Oct 2019: Enduring Love / Happy-Go-Lucky / Herbie: Fully Loaded / Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten / The Phantom of the Opera (2004)

 

25 Oct 2019: Detention / Fata Morgana (2012) / The Final Girls / Of Time and the Sea / Strange Colours / Bubbles in the Coffee Cup of John Flaus (1986) ESSAY

 

8 Nov 2019: The Act / Better Things / Fosse/Verdon / Now Apocalyse / Too Old to Die Young



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