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Adrian Martin

Adrian Martin is a film critic and audiovisual essayist living in Spain. His most recent book is Mise en scène and Film Style (Palgrave, 2014).

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L’argent: The Weight of the World
L’argent: The Weight of the World

A forged note brings chaos and corruption to the lives of everyone it touches in Robert Bresson’s devastating final film.

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A River Called Titas: River of No Return
A River Called Titas: River of No Return

A beloved filmmaker in India, the Bengali director Ritwik Ghatak digs into his region’s traumatic history in this epic melodrama.

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Days of Heaven: On Earth as It Is in Heaven

Like many American directors who emerged in the early 1970s, Terrence Malick went to film school—to the American Film Institute, where, indeed, his fellow students included Paul Schrader and David Lynch. But unlike many film school graduates, Malic

By Adrian Martin

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Cléo from 5 to 7: Passionate Time

There have been many films, from Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope (1948) to Alexander Sokurov’s Russian Ark (2002), devoted to the challenge of capturing or reconstituting the experience of “real time.” Agnès Varda’s 1961 Cléo from 5 to 7—an acc

By Adrian Martin


Masculin féminin: The Young Man for All Times

When I was a teenage cinephile, in the mid-seventies, Masculin féminin was enormously significant to me. It repre-sented France’s nouvelle vague of the 1960s, with its youthful, anarchic spirit of freedom and spontaneity. It was in black and white

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