2017

 

COMING APART / Co-author: Adrian MartinMUBI Notebook / December 2017 / [EN]
Audiovisual essay + text on Jean-Luc Godard’s Contempt (1963).

FOREPLAYS #7: LIBERTÉ ET PATRIE / MUBI Notebook / December 2017 / [EN]
Seventh entry of a column devoted to under-seen short films of renowned directors. On Liberté et Patrie (Jean-Luc Godard / Anne-Marie Miéville, 2002).

THE ORNITHOLOGIST / Co-author: Adrian Martin / Sight and Sound, vol. 27, no. 12; pp. 54-55 / December 2017/ [EN]
Review of João Pedro Rodrigues’ The Ornithologist (2017).

THE THINKING MACHINE #14: MOON, WATERFALL, TREE, STREAM / Co-author: Adrian Martin / De Filmkrant / December 2017 / [EN]
Audiovisual essay on the telemovie A Fatal Obsession (James Camali, 2015) in which recurring, moody images of nature usurp the tricky, human plot.

FOREPLAYS #6: PREMONITION FOLLOWING AN EVIL DEED / MUBI Notebook / November 2017 / [EN]
Sixth entry of a column devoted to under-seen short films of renowned directors. On David Lynch’s Premonition Following an Evil Deed (1995).

AUDIOVISUAL PLEASURE AND NARRATIVE CINEMA / Co-author: Adrian Martin / Indiana University Press / November 2017 / [EN]
Book chapter about the teaching of audiovisual essays, part of  For the Love of Cinema: Teaching Our Passion In and Outside the Classroom, eds. Rashna Wadia Richards & David Johnson.

BROKEN LINKS: THE CINEMA OF TERESA VILLAVERDE / Co-author: Adrian Martin / IB Tauris /  November 2017 / [EN]
Book chapter on the cinema of Teresa Villaverde, part of Portugal’s Global Cinema: Industry, History and Culture, ed. Mariana Liz.

I’M STILL THERE / Co-author: Adrian Martin / Carlotta / November 2017 / [EN/FR]
Audiovisual essay (22 min.) on The Boys from Fengkuei (1983) included in the ‘COFFRET HOU HSIAO-HSIEN: 6 oeuvres de jeunesse’.

A SWEET LITTLE VILLAGE / Co-author: Adrian Martin / Carlotta / November 2017 / [EN/FR]
Audiovisual essay (16 min.) on The Green, Green Grass of Home (1982) included in the ‘COFFRET HOU HSIAO-HSIEN: 6 oeuvres de jeunesse’.

HAPPY NEW YEAR / Co-author: Adrian Martin / Carlotta / November 2017 / [EN/FR]
Audiovisual essay (15 min.) on Cute Girl (1982) included in the ‘COFFRET HOU HSIAO-HSIEN: 6 oeuvres de jeunesse’.

INTERVIEW ON THE AUDIOVISUAL ESSAY / Co-speaker: Adrian Martin / Monash University / November 2017 / [EN]
Interview by Julia Vassilieva for Media, Film and Journalism.

THE THINKING MACHINE #13: BETWEEN TWO PLOT POINTS / Co-author: Adrian Martin / De Filmkrant / October 2017 / [EN]
Audiovisual essay on one scene of Howard Hawks’ Ball of Fire (1941).

UNDER HIS SKIN / Co-author: Adrian Martin / MUBI Notebook / October 2017 / [EN]
Audiovisual essay + text on Raw Deal (Anthony Mann, 1948) that concentrates on the work with light and voice-over, reimagining the film as an apocalyptic, science-fiction piece.

A DREAM OF THE DREAM OF RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER: PART 1 – GESTURES / Co-author: Adrian Martin / QAG/GOMA / October 2017 / [EN]
First part of an audiovisual essay on Rainer Werner Fassbinder to accompany a retrospective of his work. It concentrates on the first half of his career and looks at the language of gestures and posture in relation to his strategies of staging and editing. 

THEN HE KISSED ME / Co-author: Adrian Martin / MUBI Notebook / October 2017 / [EN]
Audiovisual essay + text on Twin Peaks: The Return (Mark Frost/David Lynch, 2017) and cinema as reminiscence.

FOREPLAYS #5: A GIRL’S OWN STORY / MUBI Notebook / October 2017 / [EN]
Fifth entry of a column devoted to under-seen short films of renowned directors. On Jane Campion’s A Girl’s Own Story (1984).

THE THINKING MACHINE #12: STRANGULATION BLUES / Co-author: Adrian Martin / De Filmkrant / September 2017 / [EN]
Audiovisual essay exploring Theresa Russell’s vocal performance in Bad Timing (Nicolas Roeg, 1980) in relation with an overarching motif of the film: the throat.

L’ART DE L’OXYMORE / Trafic (issue 103); pp. 114-118 / September 2017 / [FR]
French translation by Jean-Luc Mengus of my text on Alain Resnais’ Life of Riley (2014), originally published in the Blu-ray booklet edited by Eureka/Masters of Cinema.

FOREPLAYS #4: LES FEUX DE LA MER / MUBI Notebook / September 2017/ [EN]
Fourth entry of a column devoted to under-seen short films of renowned directors. On Jean Epstein’s Les Feux de la Mer (1948).

THE THINKING MACHINE #11: FRAMING FRITZ’S APARTMENT / Co-author: Adrian Martin / De Filmkrant / September 2017 / [EN]
Audiovisual essay exploring the use of the main setting in Ulli Lommel The Tenderness of Wolves (1973).

THE THINKING MACHINE #10: RESONANCES / Co-author: Adrian Martin / De Filmkrant / August 2017 / [EN]
Audiovisual essay on Raúl Ruiz’s City of Pirates (1983) and Time Regained (1999).

FOREPLAYS #3: DEATH AND DEVIL / MUBI Notebook / August 2017 / [EN]
Third entry of a column devoted to under-seen short films of renowned directors. On Peter Nestler’s Death and Devil (2009).

PROXIMITY / Co-author: Adrian Martin / MUBI Notebook / August 2017 / [EN]
Audiovisual essay + text on Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Creepy (2016).

THE BROTHERHOOD OF OPALE / Co-author: Adrian Martin / MUBI Notebook / August 2017 / [EN]
Audiovisual essay + text on Jean-Louis Barrault’s performance as Opale in The Testament of Dr. Cordelier (Jean Renoir, 1959) and his cinematic brotherhood.

FOREPLAYS #2: GASMAN / MUBI Notebook / July 2017 / [EN]
Second entry of a column devoted to under-seen short films of renowned directors. On Lynne Ramsay’s Gasman (1998).

THE THINKING MACHINE #9: THE SEA SPEAKS / Co-author: Adrian Martin / De Filmkrant / June 2017 / [EN]
Audiovisual essay on the Breton films by Jean Epstein.

LAS JUGADAS #3: ALMAS DESNUDAS
/ Transit / Junio 2017 / [ES]
Tercera entrega de la serie ‘Las Jugadas’. Análisis de una escena de Almas desnudas (Max Ophüls, 1949).
THE MOVES #3: THE RECKLESS MOMENT / Transit / June 2017 / [EN]
Third entry in the series ‘The Moves’. Analysis of a scene from Max Ophüls’ The Reckless Moment (1949).

FUGITIVE PIECES / Co-author: Adrian Martin / Sight and Sound, vol. 27, no. 7; pp. 40-42 / July 2017/ [EN]
Article on Philippe Garrel.

FOREPLAYS #1: THE GREATEST LOVE OF ALL TIME / MUBI Notebook / June 2017 / [EN]
First entry of a column devoted to under-seen short films of renowned directors. On Walerian Borowczyk’s The Greatest Love of All Time (1978).

THE THINKING MACHINE #8: PLUMBING / Co-author: Adrian Martin / De Filmkrant / May 2017 / [EN]
Audiovisual essay on one scene of Ernst Lubitsch’s Cluny Brown (1946). 

50 DIRECTORAS DEL SIGLO XXI: CLAIRE DENIS / Caimán. Cuadernos de cine, nº60 (111), p. 27 / Mayo 2017 / [ES]
Breve entrada sobre Claire Denis incluída en el especial dedicado a mujeres directoras.

WALKERS: A MOTIF IN PHILIPPE GARREL / Co-author: Adrian Martin / MUBI Notebook / May 2017 / [EN]
Audiovisual essay + text exploring the variations of a recurring motif in Garrel’s cinema: walking.

WRAPPED IN PLASTICITY: TWIN PEAKS / Co-author: Adrian Martin / Sight & Sound / April 2017 / [EN]
Audiovisual essay about the handling of Laura Palmer’s traces in the first season of Twin Peaks.

THE THINKING MACHINE #7: THE HOLY FAMILY / Co-author: Adrian Martin / De Filmkrant / April 2017 / [EN]
Audiovisual essay exploring the similarities between Le Révélateur (Philippe Garrel, 1968) and The Grandmother (David Lynch, 1970).

ELLE / Co-author: Adrian Martin / Sight and Sound, vol.27, no. 4; p. 78 / April 2017 / [EN]
Review of Paul Verhoeven’s Elle (2016).

THE THINKING MACHINE #6: PIECES OF SPACES / Co-author: Adrian Martin / De Filmkrant / March 2017 / [EN]
Audiovisual essay exploring the relations between The Entity (Sidney J. Furie, 1982) and Outer Space (Peter Tscherkassky, 1999).

WHAT IS AN ICEBERG? / MUBI Notebook / March 2017 / [EN]
Analysis of the opening minutes of Transe (Teresa Villaverde, 2006).

ISABELLE HUPPERT: THE ABSENT ONE / Co-author: Adrian Martin / The Third Rail, issue 10 / March 2017/ [EN]
Text about Isabelle Huppert’s acting style.

“I FURROW MY OWN FILM INSIDE THOSE I PASS THROUGH”: ISABELLE HUPPERT / Co-author: Adrian Martin / The Third Rail, issue 10 / March 2017 / [EN]
Audiovisual essay about Isabelle Huppert’s acting style.

WATER AND STONE / Co-author: Adrian Martin / Kino Lorber / March 2017 / [EN]
Audiovisual essay for the Lovers On The Bridge DVD/Blu-ray released by Kino Lorber. Originally published at MUBI Notebook.

A RESPONSE TO JESSICA MCGOFF’S “TEXT VS. CONTEXT”: UNDERSTANDING THE VIDEO ESSAY LANDSCAPE / Co-author: Adrian Martin / March 2017 / [EN]

THE RERUN / Co-author: Adrian Martin / The Music / March 2017 / [EN]
Music video for Underground Lovers’ “The Rerun”.

ALMOST SINGING, ALMOST DANCING / Co-author: Adrian Martin / MUBI Notebook / March 2017 / [EN]
Audiovisual essay + text on Chantal Akerman’s Tomorrow We Move (2014).

THE THINKING MACHINE #5: ONE HELL OF A RIDE / Co-author: Adrian Martin / De Filmkrant / February 2017 / [EN]
Audiovisual essay on Inland Empire (David Lynch, 2006) and Smiley Face (Gregg Araki, 2007).

THE WORLD AND ITS IMAGE: THE BLUE ANGEL / Co-author: Adrian MartinMUBI Notebook / February 2017 / [EN]
Audiovisual essay + text on Josef von Sternberg’s The Blue Angel (1930).

NOUS AUSSI, ON VEUT DES ROSES / Carlotta / February 2017 / [FR]
French translation of my text on Immoral Tales (1974) and The Beast (1975) for the ‘WALERIAN BOROWCZYK’ DVD/Blu-ray box set released by Carlotta.

FANTASMAGORIE DE L’INTÉRIEUR / Co-author: Adrian Martin / Carlotta / February 2017 / [FR]
French version of our audiovisual essay on The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Miss Osbourne (1981) for the ‘WALERIAN BOROWCZYK’ DVD/Blu-ray box set released by Carlotta.

ENTREVISTA: POÉTICAS DEL ENSAYO AUDIOVISUAL / Correspondencias. Cine y pensamiento, nº. 00 / Febrero 2017 / [ES]
Entrevista sobre ensayos audiovisuales + selección de piezas propias.

WRITING IN IMAGES AND SOUNDS / Co-author: Adrian MartinSydney Review of Books / February 2017 / [EN]
Text on audiovisual essays with case studies.

MELTING POT [Authors’ title: LETTERS FROM AN UNKNOWN WOMAN] / Co-author: Adrian Martin / Sight and Sound, vol. 27, no. 2; pp. 62-63 / February 2017 / [EN]
Text about the films of Rita Azevedo Gomes.

INTERVIEW: [CÁL] / Silent Frame / January 2017 / [EN]
Brief interview for Silent Frame, a website devoted to the art of discovery, where I recommend some favourite artworks.

THE THINKING MACHINE #4: WISH I HAD A RIVER / Co-author: Adrian Martin / De Filmkrant / January 2017 / [EN]
Audiovisual essay on a scene in Partie de campagne (Jean Renoir, 1936).

RELAY: A TAKE IN MIKLÓS JANCSÓ’S ‘THE RED AND THE WHITE’ / Co-author: Adrian Martin / MUBI Notebook / January 2017 / [EN]
Audiovisual essay + text on a long take from The Red and The White (1967).

HAUNTED MEMORY / Co-author: Adrian Martin / BFI / January 2017/ [EN]
Audiovisual essay on the films of Víctor Erice, originally published at Sight and Sound, included in the BFI DVD/Blu-ray of El Sur (1983).

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