History of this site

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old), new 'collages' of pieces about a single film or director written across a span of decades, and other previously unpublished items, such as notes and radio reviews.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



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


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


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