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DIRECTORS

The Case Against Woody Allen (1992)

Dario Argento's World of Terror

Olivier Assayas: Adolescence and History

Surgically Imprecise Notes on the Great Carmelo Bene

Stoic Glory: Budd Boetticher

Alas, Poor Boro(wczyk), I Knew Him Well ...

Stan Brakhage: A Tribute

The Eternal Return of Luis Buñuel

Tim Burstall Retrospective

Mr Capra Goes to Heaven

Four Myths that Stand in the Way of the
Proper Appreciation of John Cassavetes

Ruptures: Five Propositions on Claude Chabrol

A Larry Clark Portrait

Another Kind of River (A Note on Bob Dylan and the Cinema)

The Scandal of Jean Eustache (1938-1981)

The Intensity of William Friedkin

Comment, Think, Analyse, Experience and Learn:
The Neglected Film Work of Ivan Gaal

Godard in the Gallery: Story of a Ruination

'My Mind's All Unsatisfied With It': The Films of Monte Hellman

Hou Hsiao-hsien: A Retrospective

Halls of (James) Ivory

Rank and File: The (Re)Discovery of William Klein

Jerry Lewis: Nothing Succeeds Like Excess

Paul Morrissey: An Introduction

The Comings and Goings of Mikio Naruse

Sergei Parajanov and Frontality

Image and Voice:
The Audiovisual Essays of Mark Rappaport

Éric Rohmer Paints His Masterpiece

Douglas Sirk: Only Semi-Detached

Curiosity/Exigency (on Straub-Huillet)

Quentin Tarantino: Just Another Bullet in the Head

Jimmy and Bugsy (on James Toback)

Andy Warhol, Filmmaker Without Qualities

A Cut Is Not An Accident:
Memories of Peter Watkins in '80s Melbourne

An Abandoned Mine: Notes on Orson Welles' Radio Work


 

ACTORS

Brando's Ghost

The Phantom: Leslie Cheung (1956-2003)

The Incomparable Charisma of Chow Yun-fat

Attitudes and Postures: Jean-Pierre Léaud

 

 

GENRE

The Adventures of Cliff Ingersoll ...
And Other Evil Artists of the Movies

Families and Friends

14 Uneasy Pieces of Teenage Life

The Mirror Cracked: Film on Film

Better Send Some People Down:
Suburbia in Australian Cinema (and Beyond)

NEW (16 Aug 2019)

__________


Smooth Operators

Thrillers

Lady, Beware: Female Gothic Variations

Modern Horror Cinema: From Screams to Scream

__________


Bad to the Bone

Trash Comedy: Rear End Window

In Defence of Trash TV

__________


Game Space and Play Time:
A Partial History of American Screen Comedy
(Lubitsch, Sturges, Tashlin)

Exploring Themes in Film: The Example of Radio Days

French Film Musicals

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On Experimental Film:
Contribution to an Internet Discussion Group in 1997

I Dream of Austria

The Call of Fiction




 

FILM CULTURE

Artistic Tension: What is Collaboration?

Australian Film Culture: An Obscurely Desired Object

Cinema, Tears, Catharsis

The Cruel and the Callow

A Festive Threesome

Good and Bad Nostalgia

If The Man Can't Dance / He Gets No Second Chance

Intimate Metamorphosis:
Film and Architectural Space

Light My Fire:
The Geology and Geography of Film Canons

A Lyric Space: From Cinema to Media Art

Main Street USA

What is Mise en scène?
Entry for a Film Theory Encyclopedia

News for Whom?:
Critical Coverage of the 10th Jeonju International Film Festival

On Auteurism

On the Corner: Peta Carlin

The Palace and the Bunker

Phantom Europe: A Mosaic

(R.A.) Lafferty Looper

Some Filmmakers are Gangsters

 A Streetcar Named the Movies

Top Ten Films of 2017 (Annotated)

A Translation Policy: Rouge Magazine

We Shall Be Released

 

 

TRIBUTES

For Nika Bohinc and Alexis Tioseco

In Raymond Durgnat’s Crazy Mirror

Stephen Dwoskin (Obituary for The Guardian)

Bubbles in the Coffee Cup of John Flaus (1986)
NEW
(25 Oct 2019)

Frank Lovece (1956-2018)

A Tribute to Poli Papapetrou (1960-2018)

VOLA X: Vikki Riley (1962 – 2012)

Sam Rohdie (1939-2015)

A Ghost at Noon:
A Tribute to Raúl Ruiz (1941 – 2011)

There It Was: A Tribute to David Stratton

Paul Taylor (1957-1992), Impresario

Remembering Paul Willemen (1944-2012)

 

 

BOOK REVIEWS

The Hidden God: Film and Faith
Edited by Mary Lea Bandy and Antonio Monda

Untimely Meditations
The BFI Film Classics Series

Critical Disallowance
David Bordwell’s On the History of Film Style

Minding Movies:
Observations on the Art, Craft, and Business of Filmmaking
by David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson

Everything is Cinema:
The Working Life of Jean-Luc Godard
by Richard Brody

Companion-Piece
The Error of My Ways
by Edward Colless

Film Noir and the Spaces of Modernity
by Edward Dimendberg

To Wax Zizekian
Un-American Psycho: Brian De Palma and the Political Invisible
by Chris Dumas

The Essential Durgnat
edited by Henry K. Miller

Masters of Starlight: Photographers in Hollywood
by David Fahey and Linda Rich

Weights and Measurements:
On Delia Falconer’s
The Lost Thoughts of Soldiers

The Time is Ripe:
Rosalind Galt’s Pretty: Film and the Decorative Image

Impressed and Expressed
Introduction to a True History of Cinema and Television
by Jean-Luc Godard

Culture, Technology and Creativity in the Late Twentieth Century
Edited by Philip Hayward

Me: Stories of My Life by Katharine Hepburn

Safe Roads and Backwaters
American Movie Critics: An Anthology from the Silents Until Now
Edited by Phillip Lopate

Godard: A Portrait of the Artist at 70
by Colin MacCabe

Maltin vs. Martin
TV Movies and Video Guide
later renamed Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide

Unworthy Companion
A review of The Oxford Companion to Australian Film
edited by Brian McFarlane, Geoff Mayer & Ina Bertrand

Death 24x a Second: Stillness and the Moving Image
by Laura Mulvey

Deadly Cadenza by Paul Myers

Proof Positive
Positif 50 Years: Selections from the French Film Journal

Eds. Michel Ciment and Laurence Kardish
L’amour du cinema: 50 ans de la revue Positif
Ed. Stéphane Goudet

Apichatpong Weerasethakul, edited by James Quandt

The ABCs of Classic Hollywood by Robert B. Ray

The Passion and the Paradox
The Passion of Pier Paolo Pasolini
by Sam Rohdie

I Am a Passenger
Hacia una imagen no-tiempo.
Deleuze y el cine contemporáneo
by Sergi Sánchez

Citizen Sarris, American Film Critic:
Essays in Honor of Andrew Sarris

Letter to Comrade Girish Shambu
(on his The New Cinephilia)

Screen Media: Analysing Film and Television
by Jane Stadler with Kelly McWilliam

The Films of Jean-Luc Godard: Seeing the Invisible
by David Sterritt

Introduction to
Memory Trade: A Prehistory of Cyberculture
by Darren Tofts & Murray McKeich

The Man in the Ironic Mask
Warren Beatty: A Life And A Story
by David Thomson

Paris Hollywood: Writings on Film by Peter Wollen

 

 

INTERVIEWS

Responses to a Cineaste Questionnaire
about Contemporary Television (2014)

Responsibility and Criticism:
Cinemascope (Italy) Interview

 

 

Film Critic: Adrian Martin
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