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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old), new 'collages' of pieces about a single film or director written across a span of decades, and other previously unpublished items, such as notes and radio reviews.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 / 3 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


In the 1st year after launch, from July 2017 to July 2018, the website 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.)




From 26 July, 2018, a new cycle of additions began:

 

 

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

In the 2nd year after launch, from July 2018 to July 2019, the website 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.)

 


 

From 26 July, 2019, a new cycle of additions began:


 

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

 

 
Un lac

22 Nov 2019: Are We There Yet? / He Who Strikes First, Hits Twice / Kung Fu Mahjong 2 / Oxygen / The Producers (2005)

 

6 Dec 2019: The Cult of The Family / The Kingdom / The Knick / The OA / You

 

20 Dec 2019: Blue in the Face / The Neon Bible / Romance / Two If by Sea / (plus updated title: Fear)

 

3 Jan 2020: The Company of Wolves / Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart / Journeys from Berlin/1971 / Patty Hearst / Sauve qui peut (la vie)

 

17 Jan 2020: The Long Path Back: Medievalism and Film ESSAY / The Weimar Shuffle (Call It What You Want) ESSAY / Undignified ESSAY / The Cinema Hypothesis by Alain Bergala ESSAY / Jane Campion’s The Piano edited by Harriet Margolis ESSAY

 

31 Jan 2020: Abandon / Certified Copy / Inside Deep Throat / Un lac / Seven Easy Pieces by Marina Abramović

 

 
Videodrome

14 Feb 2020: Christmas in July / Les Enfants du Paradis / Meet Me in St Louis / Scarlet Street / Whirlpool

 

28 Feb 2020: Fistful of Flies / The Good Son / Grim Prairie Tales / La Haine / Romeo + Juliet (1996)

 

13 Mar 2020: Bacurau / Border / Eden / Of Unknown Origin / Powder

 

27 Mar 2020: Amelia Lópes O'Neill / Ash is Purest White / Desire / Exotica / Love on the Run

 

10 Apr 2020: Apollo 13 / Fantastic Voyage / Hemingway & Gellhorn / In My Blood It Runs / The Right Stuff

 

24 Apr 2020: Angel of Mine / Cold War / Safe / This is Cristina / Videodrome

 

8 May 2020: Hollywood Talks Turkey: The Screen’s Greatest Flops ESSAY / Becoming Visionary: Brian De Palma’s Cinematic Education of the Senses ESSAY / Film Remakes ESSAY / The Virtual Republic: Australia’s Culture Wars of the 1990s ESSAY / Mapping the Imaginary: Ross Gibson’s Camera Natura ESSAY

 

 
Kiarostami ESSAY

22 May 2020: Amelia Rose Towers / Constantine / Five Children and It / Shocker / The Soft Skin

 

5 Jun 2020: Bliss (2019) / Capone (2020) / The Invisible Man (2020) / The Roads Not Taken / Rolling Thunder Revue

 

19 Jun 2020: Ode to Pop Cinema ESSAY / Lit Cigarettes: The 1990s ESSAY / Grupo Kane Interview (2009-2010) ESSAY / Abbas Kiarostami (1940-2016): Three Essays ESSAY / Good Will Hunting: Five Propositions on Ferrell Cinema ESSAY

 

3 Jul 2020: My Name is Julia Ross / One Crazy Summer / The Owl's Legacy / The Second / Vox Lux

 

17 Jul 2020: Dance Fever ESSAY / Anna Kannava ESSAY / Film/Video, Cain/Abel ESSAY / Lang book by Gunning ESSAY / Literary Cinephilia ESSAY

 


 
Vox Lux

In the 3rd year after launch, from July 2019 to July 2020, the website added

109 reviews and
22 essays
making a new total of
2,437 reviews and
147 essays
{Making a new total of 2,584 pieces at 26 July, 2020, not including any special pages.)



 

From 26 July, 2020, a new cycle of additions has begun:

 


 
Woo ESSAY

31 Jul 2020: The Babadook / The Dead Don't Die / Enemy / The Hunt / John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection

 

14 Aug 2020: Céline / Fourteen / Letters from an Unknown Woman: Rita Azevedo Gomes ESSAY / The Paradoxes of F.J. Ossang ESSAY (plus updated title: The Happiness of the Katakuris)

 

28 Aug 2020: Feast of July / Innocence (2000) / King of New York / Nico Icon / Sketch Artist

 

11 Sep 2020: Chantal Akerman ESSAY / Philippe Garrel ESSAY / Paul Schrader ESSAY / Isabelle Huppert ESSAY / Boyhood

 

25 Sep 2020: Sign Your Name Across My Heart ESSAY / Elle Fanning in A Rainy Day in New York ESSAY / For the Love of Valerie Solanas ESSAY / Contemporary French Cinema by Guy Austin ESSAY / In the Vernacular by Stuart Cunningham ESSAY

 

9 Oct 2020: Woo’s Words: A Lexicon ESSAY / Face/Off / Hard Boiled / Paycheck / Querelle

 

23 Oct 2020: The Angry Hills / Du côté de la côte / House by the River / Not as a Stranger / Thunder Road

 

 
Schroeter ESSAY

6 Nov 2020: F for Fake / The Gambler / India Song / Shirley Thompson vs. the Aliens / Yuri Norstein: The Tender and the Tragic ESSAY

 

20 Nov 2020: Brian De Palma ESSAY / Blake Edwards ESSAY / Amy Heckerling ESSAY / Werner Schroeter ESSAY / Marty versus Clint ESSAY

 

4 Dec 2020: Être vivant et le savoir / The Night Eats the World / On the Rocks / The Perfection / Rim of the World

 

18 Dec 2020: Federico Fellini ESSAY / Petr Král ESSAY / Cassandra Tytler ESSAY / The Western Australian Project (1988) ESSAY / Frida, naturaleza viva UPDATED REVIEW

 

1 Jan 2021: Bill & Ted Face the Music / Blood of My Blood / Mayhem / Transit / Kracauer: A Biography by Jörg Später ESSAY

 

15 Jan 2021: The Last Wave / Three Crowns of the Sailor / Underworld: Evolution / Valentine's Day / Varda by Agnès

 

29 Jan 2021: Fireflies / Friends and Strangers / Toutes les nuits / Verboten! / (plus updated title: Splendor in the Grass)

 

 
Saute ma ville

12 Feb 2021: Broken Links: The Cinema of Teresa Villaverde ESSAY / Manifesto of the Disinvited (Free Gesture) ESSAY / Casino / Shadow of a Doubt / (plus updated title: The Pirate)

 

26 Feb 2021: Ballad of an Audio Commentator ESSAY / Film is Like a Battleground: Sam Fuller’s War Movies by Marsha Gordon ESSAY / Barres / Blind Date / The Woman on the Beach

 

12 Mar 2021: I Am You / Inland Empire / João Bénard da Costa / Kindred Spirits / Pooh’s Heffalump Movie

 

26 Mar 2021: La Chinoise / The Good, the Bad and the Ugly / Knife in the Water / Saute ma ville / A Walk with Love and Death

 

9 Apr 2021: The Teen Movie: Why Bother? (1989) ESSAY / Ecstasy and Economics by Meaghan Morris ESSAY / Angel / Ferris Bueller’s Day Off / Jersey Girl (2004)

 

23 Apr 2021: “Shady Ladies of the Eighties” ESSAY / Back to the Future / Footloose / Stand by Me / The Sure Thing

 

 
From Dusk till Dawn

7 May 2021: From Dusk till Dawn / Heat / High Tide / Kiss of Death / Léon: The Professional

 

21 May 2021: The Highwaymen (2019) / Leave No Trace / Locusts / The Mule / Early Benning ESSAY

 

4 Jun 2021: Alexandra's Project / Alice's Restaurant / Burning / Outside / Twin Peaks (2015) ESSAY / The Face on Film by Noa Steimatsky ESSAY

 

18 Jun 2021: Demons / Pocket Money / Save Yourselves! / Black Mirror / Seinfeld

 

2 Jul 2021: Angel City / Dreams of Leaving / Lesley Stern (1950-2021): Keep Dancing ESSAY / BOOK REVIEW: Authorship and Narrative in the Cinema ESSAY / (plus updated titles: Out 1: Noli me tangere & Rear Window)

 

16 Jul 2021: Conspiracy Theory / Dark Whispers: Volume 1 / Terror Nullius / Geoffrey Weary: 1980s (Film) & 1990s (Video) ESSAY / Flowers from the Barrel of a Gun: Soda_Jerk ESSAY

 


 
Jerry and Me

In the 4th year after launch, from July 2020 to July 2021, the website added

88 reviews and
37 essays
making a new total of
2,525 reviews and
184 essays
{Making a new total of 2,709 pieces at 26 July, 2021, not including any special pages.)

 


 

From 26 July, 2021, a new cycle of additions has begun:

 


30 Jul 2021: Before Sunrise & Before Sunset / Once Upon a Time … In Hollywood / The Irishman / Jerry and Me / The Traitor

 

 
Flipper

13 Aug 2021: First Cow / Flipper / Gardens of Stone / The Hard Way / On Deleuze ESSAY

 

27 Aug 2021: After / All the Vermeers in New York / The Bet / Chungking Express / Screen and Surface, Soft and Hard: The Cinema of Leos Carax ESSAY

 

10 Sep 2021: Kidnap / Ladies in Lavender / Small Faces / Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow / Forever Young: Jackie Raynal ESSAY

 

24 Sep 2021: Raw Deal / Red Lights / Realism in Greek Cinema by Vrasidas Karalis ESSAY / (plus updated titles: Kitchen Sink & Land of the Dead)

 

8 Oct 2021: Cherish the Thought ESSAY / Truth Approaches, Reality Affects ESSAY / Elastic Shots: Processing the Aesthetic of the Frame ESSAY / The Screening of Australia Volume 2 ESSAY / Sergio Leone: Something To Do With Death ESSAY

 

22 Oct 2021: Fedora / It Follows / Ruthless People / Saint Maud / The Tree of Life

 

 
Samuel Fuller

5 Nov 2021: After Hours / Emmanuelle / Mouth to Mouth / Terra Nullius / Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man

 

19 Nov 2021: Privilege / Raging Bull / Ratatouille / Rising Sun / River Street

 

3 Dec 2021: Equinox / Paris Calligrammes / Peterloo / Serge Daney: Two Legs to Walk On ESSAY / Clinical and Critical, Visible and Real: Uses of Digital Footage ESSAY

 

17 Dec 2021: Citizen Kane / Just Between Friends / Latcho Drom / Moxie / Trivisa

 

31 Dec 2021: Men in Black / Naked Killer / Losing The Way: The Decline of Jane Campion (2000) ESSAY / Samuel Fuller: Not Primitive ESSAY / (plus updated title: You're Never Too Young)

 

14 Jan 2022: In Absentia / The Salt of Tears / The Tango of the Widower and Its Distorting Mirror / Voir TV SERIES / Philippe Grandrieux in the Underground ESSAY

 

 
Event Horizon

28 Jan 2022: France / In a Lonely Place / Shattered / Zola / Ecstatic Sound by Robert Lloyd ESSAY

 

11 Feb 2022: Dating a Vampire / Event Horizon / The Girlfriend Experience TV SERIES / Shifter / Raúl Ruiz: Displacements ESSAY

 

25 Feb 2022: Teorema / Wet Madeline / Where the Heart Is (2000) / Widescreen Cinema by John Belton ESSAY / (plus updated title: Wanda)

 

11 Mar 2022: Jenny Kissed Me / Johnny Mnemonic / Knives and Skin / Madonna: Truth or Dare / Syndromes and a Century

 

25 Mar 2022: Celeste / Hotel Sorrento / Morgana / Risk / Sample People

 

8 Apr 2022: Chaplin / The Man I Killed / Martha: A Picture Story / Underground Inc: The Rise and Fall of Alternative Rock / Desire is All: Jean-Pierre Coursodon ESSAY

 

 
Summer (2011)

22 Apr 2022: Barking Dogs Never Bite / Girls TV SERIES / Made in USA / Malmkrog /... Maybe This Time

 

6 May 2022: Beyond Reason / Lorna's Silence / Zama / Variations on the Miracle ESSAY / Wild World ESSAY

 

20 May 2022: Creepy / 2067 / Citizen Welles ESSAY / On Andrew Klevan’s Film Performance ESSAY / (plus updated title: Beau travail)

 

3 Jun 2022: Escape from L.A. / Luther / Never Look Away / Paper Champions / The Imperfect Light: Cinema and the Gallery ESSAY

 

17 Jun 2022: Domestic Disturbance / The Sterile Cuckoo / The Taste of Tea / To Be or Not to Be / The Well

 

1 Jul 2022: Fear (1990) / Greenkeeping / Summer (2011) / The Touch / Linda Aronson’s Scriptwriting Updated: New and Conventional Ways of Writing for the Screen ESSAY

 

15 Jul 2022: Feeling Minnesota / High Flying Bird / Kingdom (2019) TV SERIES / The Souvenir Part II / The Documentary Temptation: Fiction Filmmakers and Non-Fiction Forms ESSAY

 


 
The Documentary Temptation

In the 5th year after launch, from July 2021 to July 2022, the website added

100 reviews and
25 essays
making a new total of
2,625 reviews and
209 essays
{Making a new total of 2,834 pieces at 26 July, 2022, not including any special pages.)

 


 

From 26 July, 2022, a new cycle of additions has begun:

 


 
Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

29 Jul 2022: AI (2019) / Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn / The Big Easy / Full Metal Jacket / Party Girl

 

12 Aug 2022: In This Life's Body / Irma Vep TV SERIES / Judgment Night / La Paloma / The Last Temptation of Christ

 

26 Aug 2022: Elvis / Eve of Destruction / Shirley / Silverman/Farocki, Speaking about Godard ESSAY / (plus updated essay: David Sterritt, The Films of Jean-Luc Godard)

 

9 Sep 2022: Drive My Car / Minor Premise / Never Rarely Sometimes Always / Last Concern ESSAY / Three Remarks on Film Critics and Criticism (1991)  ESSAY

 

23 Sep 2022: Father of the Bride (1991) / Film Socialism / Parallel Mothers / Zaho Zay / Follow the Fleet  ESSAY

 

7 Oct 2022: The Crow: City of Angels / Jerry Maguire / Space Dogs / At the Cinema with Michel Cournot: Au cinéma  ESSAY / Stretch TV  ESSAY

 

 
New Police Story

21 Oct 2022: Black Swan / Blonde / Buffy the Vampire Slayer / Came So Far For Beauty: Godard’s Lyricism  ESSAY / Phantom of the Impermanent (column series)  ESSAY

 

4 Nov 2022: Bloodshot Heart / Love Rites / Vitalina Varela / Watcher / Youth

 

18 Nov 2022: Classical Period / The Adventures of Form (1990)  ESSAY / Some Television Families (1978)  ESSAY / The Windmill of My Mind  ESSAY / (plus updated review: Travolta et moi)

 

2 Dec 2022: New Police Story / Road Kill / Tender (2020) / Incitement to Desire (2006 Reception Speech) ESSAY / The Mystery of the Other: Dan Sallitt ESSAY

 

16 Dec 2022: The Crossing Guard / A Hidden Life / Richard III (1995) / Tomorrow We Move / The Naruse Blues ESSAY

 

30 Dec 2022: Look Who's Talking / Outrageous Fortune / Rimini / Ship at Storm ESSAY / Jerry Schatzberg: Filmmaker Without a Signature, Filmmaker of Truth ESSAY

 

 
Ross Gibson ESSAY

13 Jan 2023: The Doom Generation / The Leadership / Multiplicity / Serial Killer TV of the 2020s ESSAY / Johan van der Keuken: Photography and Cinema ESSAY

 

27 Jan 2023: Immoral Women / A Perfect Pairing / Rosemary's Baby / Running Mates / TEN SKIES by Erika Balsom ESSAY

 

10 Feb 2023: Grand Jeté / Sky Pirates / The Trial of Joan of Arc / Trying to Kiss the Moon / White Nights (1985)

 

24 Feb 2023: Le Colonel Chabert / The Confessional / The Fabelmans / Showing Up / The Vagrant

 

10 Mar 2023: Beyond Fuller / Breathless (1983) / The Navigators / Serious History: For Ross Gibson ESSAY / Potholes and Potshots: Yvonne Rainer ESSAY

 

24 Mar 2023: Horse Money / Tár / Your Place or Mine / Of Great Events and Ordinary People / The Performance of Trauma in Moving Image Art by Dirk de Bruyn ESSAY

 

 
Death Becomes Her

7 Apr 2023: Baby Ruby / Irreversible / The Sapphires / You Have the Night / How Did Lubitsch Do It? by Joseph McBride ESSAY

 

21 Apr 2023: The Long Day Closes / The Long Farewell / The Making of ‘...And God Spoke’ / Sound of the Sea / A Letter from Stanley Cavell (2001) ESSAY

 

5 May 2023: Death Becomes Her / L.A. Confidential / The Meddler / Minotaur / Totally Truffaut: 23 Films for Understanding the Man and the Filmmaker by Anne Gillain ESSAY

 

19 May 2023: Colin from Accounts TV series / Dead Ringers TV series / Zabriskie Point / Nicholas Ray ESSAY / Directed by Vincente Minnelli by Stephen Harvey ESSAY

 

2 Jun 2023: Kind Hearts / Marx Can Wait / Playing Beatie Bow / She's the One / A Summer's Tale

 

16 Jun 2023: Aviva / Emma / Swarm  TV SERIES / War Pony / TV Or Not TV? (1981) ESSAY

 

30 Jun 2023: Buckeye and Pinto / Terror Lostralis / The Missing Link / S.O.B. / Best Films of the 1980s (1990) ESSAY / Hollywood from Vietnam to Reagan by Robin Wood ESSAY

 

14 Jul 2023: Edvard Munch / Sex Education  TV SERIES / Silent Fall / Singing Behind Screens / Spanglish

 


 
Best Films of the 1980s

In the 6th year after launch, from July 2022 to July 2023, the website added

98 reviews and
30 essays
making a new total of
2,723 reviews and
239 essays
{Making a new total of 2,962 pieces at 17 July 2023, not including any special pages.)

 



From 28 July, 2023, a new cycle of additions has begun:


29 Jul 2023: Poto and Cabengo / Spanking the Monkey / Square One / You Hurt My Feelings / Overlooked Aspects of Film Noir ESSAY

 

 
book review

11 Aug 2023: Abismos de pasión / Everyone Says I Love You / LOLOLOL / Screamers / The Up Series

 

25 Aug 2023: Eclipse / Fugue / La Gueule ouverte / The Nutty Professor (1996) / John Gibbs, Mise en scène: Film Style and Interpretation ESSAY

 

8 Sep 2023: Huesera / In the Soup / Tout va bien / The Illusion of Life II: More Essays on Animation ESSAY / Here and Elsewhere (The Festival View from Australia) ESSAY

 

22 Sep 2023: Crime and Punishment (1935) / My Brother's Wedding / N. or N.W. / Near Dark / Nijinsky

 

6 Oct 2023: My Darling in Stirling / Othello (1995) / The Road Home / Manny Farber: Paintings and Writings ESSAY / Unmissable Movies on VHS (1990) ESSAY

 

20 Oct 2023: Mr Inbetween / Mysteries of Lisbon / El Silencio / Twin Peaks: The Return / The Challenge of Narrative: Storytelling Mutations Across Television and Cinema ESSAY

 

 
An Appreciation of Victor Perkins

3 Nov 2023: Memories of Murder / Mrs Henderson Presents / La Noche de enfrente / Phase IV / 12 Hour Shift

 

17 Nov 2023: Accidence / Black Mother / Booksmart / The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial / Available to Enjoyment (and Not Just in a Hedonistic Way): An Appreciation of Victor Perkins ESSAY

 

1 Dec 2023: El Cantante / Kinshasha Makambo / Smooth Talk / Hanging on the Telephone ESSAY / Film/Screen Studies in Australia: Two Essays 1992/2022 ESSAY

 

15 Dec 2023: Bottoms / Shéhérazade / The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie (Updated review) / Phantasms Prologue ESSAY / Cinephilia as War Machine ESSAY

 

29 Dec 2023: La Flor / The Hole / Mississippi Mermaid / Stakeout / Suddenly

 

12 Jan 2024: Hypnotic / Lady in White / Lamb / Oblivion / Chris Marker, Posthumously, in 3 Books ESSAY

 

 
Star Trek: First Contact

26 Jan 2024: Alphaville / Beautiful Things / The Boys / Cat Person / The Donor

 

9 Feb 2024: Deadly Love Poetry / Lost in the Night / Roman / Elia Suleiman: Laughter and Pain ESSAY / Hip and Flip: The Uncertainties of Postmodern Comedy ESSAY

 

23 Feb 2024: The Funeral / God Between Us / Velvet Goldmine / Young Ahmed / Two or Three Things I Know About Tom O’Regan ESSAY

 

8 Mar 2024: Sacred Heart / Saturn Bowling / Sex Is ... / Star Trek: First Contact / Scratches and Glitches by Jurij Meden ESSAY

 

22 Mar 2024: Estertor / The Quiet Room / The Secret of Roan Inish / Super Model / Jean Painlevé: Science and Fiction ESSAY

 

5 Apr 2024: Cosi / Crying Freeman / Dangerous Game / Dead Princess of Jacuí / Nanni Moretti: Standing Up and Lying Down ESSAY

 

19 Apr 2024: Love Serenade / Outside In / Play It to the Bone / Talk Radio / You Must Remember This ESSAY

 

3 May 2024: La Belle et la Belle / Blood Money / Phantom Thread / Il Postino / The Eloquent Screen: A Rhetoric of Film by Gilberto Perez ESSAY

 

17 May 2024: Ema / The Illustrated Family Doctor / Last Summer / The Music of Chance / Possessory Credit ESSAY

 



Film Critic: Adrian Martin
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