Adrian Martin

Adrian Martin

Film critic
Voted in the critics poll

Voted for:

Anna 1972 Alberto Grifi/Massimo Sarchielli
Behindert 1974 Stephen Dwoskin
By the Bluest of Seas 1935 Boris Barnet/S. Mardanin
Departure, The 1966 Jerzy Skolimowski
Enfant Secret, L' 1983 Philippe Garrel
Eyes Wide Shut 1999 Stanley Kubrick
Floating Clouds 1955 Naruse Mikio
Killing of a Chinese Bookie, The 1976 John Cassavetes
Nuit et jour 1991 Chantal Akerman
Wanda 1970 Barbara Loden


Most often, polls like this one get stuck in the past: the irrefutably canonised greats of cinema, as well as the participants’ own, long-gone youthful discoveries of them. This time, I have decided to favour masterpieces that, for the most part, I came upon during the last decade, and that sit outside the canon’s comfort zone.