2018

THE THINKING MACHINE #22: THE DRESSMAKER AND THE COOK / Co-author: Adrian Martin / De Filmkrant / [EN]
Audiovisual essay adapting a perceptive review by Alain Masson in order to explore the relations between fluidity and montage in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread (2017).

FOREPLAYS #14: WOTON’S WAKE / MUBI Notebook / September 2018 / [EN]
Fourteenth entry of a column devoted to under-seen short films of renowned directors. On Brian De Palma’s Woton’s Wake (1962).

THE THINKING MACHINE #21: THE GAUNTLET / Co-author: Adrian Martin / De Filmkrant / August 2018 / [EN]
Audiovisual essay analysing the ways in which space is shaped and reshaped in one scene of Alfred Hitchcock’s Notorious (1946).

BODIES AND SPACE, FABRIC AND LIGHT / Co-author: Adrian Martin / Criterion / July 2018 / [EN]
Audiovisual essay for the DVD/Blu-ray boxset Dietrich and Von Sternberg in Hollywood.

FOREPLAYS #13: LA PREMIÈRE NUIT / MUBI Notebook / July 2018 / [EN]
Thirteenth entry of a column devoted to under-seen short films of renowned directors. On Georges Franju’s La Première nuit (1958).

LEINWAND UND OBERFLÄCHE, WEICH UND HART. DAS KINO VON LEOS CARAX / Co-author: Adrian Martin / Paderborn: Fink / June 2018 / [GERMAN]
Book chapter on the cinema of Leos Carax, for Oberflächen und Interfaces. Ästhetik und Politik filmischer Bilder, Ute Holl, Irina Kaldrack, Cyrill Miksch & Esther Stutz (Eds.), pp. 295-313.

FOREPLAYS #12: THE MAN WITH THE SUITCASE / MUBI Notebook / June 2018 / [EN]
Twelfth entry of a column devoted to under-seen short films of renowned directors. On Chantal Akerman’s The Man with the Suitcase (1983).

A LONG WAY FROM HOME: AFRICAN HISTORY, POLITICS AND IDENTITY IN OUSMANE SEMBÈNE’S BLACK GIRL  / Screen Education, no. 90; pp. 72-79 / June 2018 / [EN]
Article on Ousmane Sembène’s Black Girl (1966).

THE THINKING MACHINE #20: A CARNIVAL OF SOULS / Co-author: Adrian Martin / De Filmkrant / June 2018 / [EN]
Audiovisual essay exploring the affinities between Agnès Varda’s Cléo from 5 to 7 (1962) and Vera Chytilová’s Ceiling (1962).

SWITCH-HITTING BETWEEN THREE TRIANGLES / Indicator / June 2018 / [EN]
Audiovisual essay on The Crimson Kimono (1959) for the DVD/Blu-ray boxset Samuel Fuller at Columbia.

THESE DEAD SOULS / Co-author: Adrian Martin / MUBI Notebook / May 2018 / [EN]
Audiovisual essay analysing a central scene of Douglas Sirk’s The Tarnished Angels (1957).

THE THINKING MACHINE #19: SERIES OF DREAMS INTERWOVEN BY RINGING BELLS / Co-author: Adrian Martin / De Filmkrant / May 2018 / [EN]
Audiovisual essay around the motif of bells in films by Andrei Tarkovsky, Ingmar Bergman, Robert Bresson, Luis Buñuel and Sergei Parajanov.

PLAYING IN THE OPEN / Indicator / May 2018 / [EN]
Audiovisual essay on Ride Lonesome for the DVD/Blu-ray boxset Five Tall Tales: Budd Boetticher and Randolph Scott.

THE THINKING MACHINE #18: SWIMMING IN WAGNER / Co-author: Adrian MartinDe Filmkrant / April 2018 / [EN]
Audiovisual essay that remixes three scenes — from L’age d’or (Luis Buñuel, 1930), Humoresque (Jean Negulesco, 1946), and A comédia de Deus (João César Monteiro, 1995 — that use of Richard Wagner’s ‘Liebestod’ from Tristan and Isolde.

FOREPLAYS #11: CEILINGMUBI Notebook / April 2018 / [EN]
Eleventh entry of a column devoted to under-seen short films of renowned directors. On Ceiling (Vera Chytilová, 1962).

I’M STILL THERE / Co-author: Adrian Martin / Eureka-Masters of Cinema /  April 2018 / [EN]
Audiovisual essay (22 min.) on The Boys from Fengkuei (1983) included in the boxset  ‘EARLY HOU HSIAO-HSIEN: THREE FILMS 1980-1983’.

A SWEET LITTLE VILLAGE / Co-author: Adrian Martin / Eureka-Masters of Cinema / April 2018 / [EN]
Audiovisual essay (16 min.) on The Green, Green Grass of Home (1982) included in the boxset ‘EARLY HOU HSIAO-HSIEN: THREE FILMS 1980-1983’.

HAPPY NEW YEAR / Co-author: Adrian Martin / Eureka-Masters of Cinema / April 2018 / [EN]
Audiovisual essay (15 min.) on Cute Girl (1982) included in the boxset ‘EARLY HOU HSIAO-HSIEN: THREE FILMS 1980-1983’.

THE THINKING MACHINE #17: REMARKS ON THE FORMATION OF ABSTRACT SET THEORYCo-author: Adrian MartinDe Filmkrant / March 2018 / [EN]
Audiovisual essay on Le Cercle Rouge (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1970).

CAPITALISM, OTHERNESS AND THE AMERICAN DREAM: THE IMMIGRANT / Screen Education, no. 89; pp. 122-128 / March 2018 / [EN]
Article on James Gray’s The Immigrant (2013).

FOREPLAYS #10: PASSEIO COM JOHNNY GUITAR / MUBI Notebook / March 2018 / [EN]
Tenth entry of a column devoted to under-seen short films of renowned directors. On Passeio com Johnny Guitar (João César Monteiro, 1995).

THE THINKING MACHINE #16: UP! Co-author: Adrian MartinDe Filmkrant / February 2018 / [EN]
Audiovisual essay on the traumatic flashbacks in Suddenly, Last Summer (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1958) and The Legend of Lylah Clare (Robert Aldrich, 1968).

LOVER FOR A DAY / Co-author: Adrian Martin / Sight and Sound, vol. 28, no. 2; pp. 48-49 / February 2018 / [EN]
Review of Philippe Garrel’s Lover for a Day (2017).

FOREPLAYS #9: N OR NWMUBI Notebook / February 2018 / [EN]
Ninth entry of a column devoted to under-seen short films of renowned directors. On N or NW (Len Lye, 1937).

THE THINKING MACHINE #15: AT THAT VERY MOMENT / Co-author: Adrian MartinDe Filmkrant / January 2018 / [EN]
Audiovisual essay on Nosferatu (F. W. Murnau, 1922) and The Smiling Madame Beudet (Germaine Dulac, 1923).

FOREPLAYS #8: THE SMILING MADAME BEUDET / MUBI Notebook / January 2018 / [EN]
Eighth entry of a column devoted to under-seen short films of renowned directors. On The Smiling Madame Beudet (Germaine Dulac, 1923).

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