2018

ISAK’S TALE / Laugh Motel / December 2018 / [EN]
On one scene in Ingmar Bergman’s TV series Fanny and Alexander (1982).

FOREPLAYS #17: GARE DU NORD / MUBI Notebook / December 2018 / [EN]
Seventeenth entry of a column devoted to under-seen short films of renowned directors. On Jean Rouch’s Gare du Nord (1965).

MIXED BLESSINGS / Art + Australia, no. 4, pp. 160-165 / December 2018 / [EN]
Essay on dark, twisted miracles in film, featuring Brian De Palma’s Carrie (1976), Marco Bellocchio’s Blood of My Blood (2015), Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Dekalog I (1989), Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Teorema (1968), Andrei Tarkovski’s Solaris (1972), Emmanuel Carrère’s Return to Kotelnitch (2003).

MISSING, MISUNDERSTANDING, NOTICING / Laugh Motel / December 2018 / [EN]
On one shot from Le cercle rouge (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1970).

THE THINKING MACHINE #24: WHEN YOU READ THIS LETTER / Co-author: Adrian Martin / De Filmkrant / November 2018 / [EN]
Audiovisual essay on the use of archival imagery in Good Morning, Night (Marco Bellocchio, 2003).

TRIBUTE TO ANNA KANNAVA / Pure Shit: Australian Cinema / November 2018 / [EN]
Brief notes on the films of Anna Kannava for ‘Kannava Essence’, a collective tribute curated by Bill Mossoulis.

FOREPLAYS #16: LE FILM À VENIR / MUBI Notebook / November 2018 / [EN]
Sixteenth entry of a column devoted to under-seen short films of renowned directors. On Raúl Ruiz’s Le film à venir (1997).

TEENAGE DAYDREAM / Laugh Motel / November 2018 / [EN]
Reprint of my text on Jean-Pierre Melville’s Les enfants terribles (1950).

THE GEOMETRY LESSON / Laugh Motel / October 2018 / [EN]
On one scene from Anne-Marie Miéville’s The Book of Mary (1985).

LA LECCIÓN DE GEOMETRÍA / Transit / Octubre 2018 / [SPANISH]
Sobre una escena de Le livre de Marie (Anne-Marie Miéville, 1985).

FEARFUL SYMMETRY / Co-author: Adrian Martin / MUBI Notebook / October 2018 / [EN]
Audiovisual essay + text on Michael Mann’s Manhunter (1986).

THE THINKING MACHINE #23: AN AWESOME PICTURE / Co-author: Adrian Martin / De Filmkrant / October 2018 / [EN]
Audiovisual essay on one scene from Alexander Nevski (S. M. Eisenstein, 1937).

FIVE POEMS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR / Laugh Motel / October 2018 / [EN]
Reprint of my text on Nadav Lapid’s The Kindergarten Teacher (2014).

FOREPLAYS #15: LA MORTE ROUGE / MUBI Notebook / October 2018 / [EN]
Fifteenth entry of a column devoted to under-seen short films of renowned directors. On Víctor Erice’s La Morte Rouge (2006).

SIX CATALOGUE ENTRIES / Viennale / October 2018 / [EN]
Five entries for the Viennale catalogue. On: O termómetro de Galileu (Teresa Villaverde, 2018), Girl (Lukas Dhont, 2018), The Green Fog (Guy Maddin, 2018), Cassandro The Exótico (Marie Losier, 2018), Premières solitudes (Claire Simon, 2018), She Is the Other Gaze (Christiana Perschon, 2018).

IF VERSUS DESPITE / Laugh Motel / September 2018 / [EN]
Text inspired by one scene from Marco Bellocchio’s Sweet Dreams (2016).

LET THE RIGHT ONE IN / Laugh Motel / September 2018 / [EN]
Reprint of my text on Elaine May’s Mikey and Nicky (1976).

GETTING AHEAD OF MYSELF / Laugh Motel / September 2018 / [EN]
Inaugural post of my blog.

THE THINKING MACHINE #22: THE DRESSMAKER AND THE COOK / Co-author: Adrian Martin / De Filmkrant / September 2018 / [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).

THE FILE WE ACCOMPANY / Co-author: Adrian Martin / Amsterdam University Press / June 2018 / [EN]
Book chapter gathering several texts that accompany our audiovisual essays, in Adrian Martin’s Mysteries of Cinema, pp. 385-412.

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 Martin / De 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 THEORY / Co-author: Adrian Martin / De 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 Martin / De 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 Martin / De 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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