Michael Brooke

Index: Sight & Sound

This is an index of everything I’ve written for Sight & Sound to date (including commissioned but not yet published work).

September 2002:

  • ‘The Russians Are Coming’ – profile of the Russian Cinema Council’s DVD project

May 2004:

  • ‘Cheap Wigs and Arsenic’ – an interview with Guy Maddin
  • review of The Saddest Music in the World (d. Guy Maddin, Canada)

January 2005:

  • review of Hukkle (d. György Pálfi, Hungary)

February 2005:

  • ‘Blood, breasts and beasts’ – review of five DVDs of trashy 1950s Samuel Z Arkoff productions

April 2005:

  • review of Darkness (d. Jaume Balagueró, Spain)

July 2005:

  • ‘Funny Peculiar’ – a feature on Alastair Sim (available here)
  • review of A Dirty Shame (d. John Waters, US)

September 2005:

  • review of Primer (d. Shane Carruth, US)

October 2005:

  • review of The Jealous God (d. Stephen Woodcock, UK)

November 2005:

  • news item on the rediscovery of Michelangelo Antonioni’s The Passenger
  • review of Out on a Limb (d. Robert Heath, UK)

February 2006:

  • review of Drink-Drank-Drunk (d. Derek Yee, Hong Kong)

March 2006:

  • brief profile of the Brothers Quay
  • review of Song of Songs (d. Josh Appignanesi, UK)
  • review of The World’s Fastest Indian (d. Roger Donaldson, New Zealand)

April 2006:

  • obituary of Walerian Borowczyk (1923-2006)
  • letter about digital projection subtitle glitches

May 2006:

  • article on The Open Road (d. Claude Friese-Greene, 1924-6)
  • review of Pierrepoint (d. Adrian Shergold, UK)

June 2006

  • review of Fateless (d. Lajos Koltai, Hungary)
  • short DVD review of The Night of the Shooting Stars (d. Paolo & Vittorio Taviani, Italy, 1981)
  • short DVD review of The Red and the White (d. Miklós Jancsó, Hungary, 1967)
  • long DVD review of The Cremator (d. Juraj Herz, Czechoslovakia, 1968) (available here)
  • book review of Los Olvidados by Mark Polizzotti (BFI Film Classics, 2006)

July 2006

  • review of Pusher 3: I’m the Angel of Death (d. Nicolas Winding Refn, Denmark)

August 2006

  • review of The Death of Mr Lazarescu (d. Christi Puiu, Romania) (available here)
  • letter about star ratings

September 2006

  • review of Wilderness (d. Michael J. Bassett, UK)
  • book review of Accidental Genius: How John Cassavetes Invented the American Independent Film by Marshall Fine (Miramax Books, 2006)

October 2006

  • review of Johanna (d. Kornél Mundruczó, Hungary)
  • DVD review of Fantastic Planet (d. René Laloux, France/Czechoslovakia, 1973)

November 2006

  • review of Life & Lyrics (d. Richard Laxton, UK)
  • review of The Queen (d. Stephen Frears, UK)

December 2006

  • report from the Sarajevo Film Festival
  • review of London to Brighton (d. Paul Andrew Williams, UK) (available here)
  • short DVD review of Passenger (d. Andrzej Munk, 1961, Poland)

January 2007

  • short DVD review of Avenge But One of My Two Eyes (d. Avi Mograbi, Israel/France, 2005)

February 2007

  • comparative DVD review of films by Sergei Paradjanov
  • review of Esma’s Secret (d. Jasmila Žbanić, Bosnia/Austria/Croatia/Germany)
  • review of Lives of the Saints (d. Rankin/Chris Cottam, UK) – available here
  • short DVD review of Blind Husbands (d. Erich von Stroheim, US, 1919)
  • short DVD review of The Cranes Are Flying (d. Mikhail Kalatozov, USSR, 1957)
  • short DVD review of Ballad of a Soldier (d. Grigori Chukhrai, USSR, 1959)
  • short DVD review of The Star (d. Nikolai Lebedev, Russia, 2002)

March 2007

  • short introduction to the films of Luis Buñuel
  • review of 9th Company (d. Fyodor Bondarchuk, Russia)
  • short DVD review of A Long Weekend in Pest and Buda (d. Károly Makk, Hungary, 2003)
  • medium-length DVD review of Buster Keaton: The Complete Short Films (1917-1923)
  • medium-length DVD review of Naruse Vol.1 (Repast, Sound of the Mountain, Flowing) (d. Mikio Naruse, Japan, 1951/4/6)

April 2007

  • short DVD review of Ozu Volume 4 (Late Autumn/An Autumn Afternoon, d. Yasujiro Ozu, Japan, 1960/62)
  • short DVD review of The Bridesmaid (d. Claude Chabrol, France, 2004)
  • short DVD review of The Conformist (d. Bernardo Bertolucci, Italy, 1970)
  • medium-length DVD review of three Hungarian Film Classics titles: Anna (d. Zoltán Fábri, 1958), The Corporal and the Others (d. Márton Keleti, 1965) and Budapest Tales (d. István Szabó, 1976)
  • review of Richard Taylor’s new translation of Vsevolod Pudovkin’s Selected Essays

May 2007

  • introduction to the films of Roberto Rossellini
  • brief introduction to the films of David and Albert Maysles
  • short DVD review of F For Fake (d. Orson Welles, 1974)
  • short DVD review of Pasolini Volume 1 (Tartan)
  • short DVD review of Peeping Tom (d. Michael Powell, 1960)
  • short DVD review of Romeo, Juliet and Darkness (d. Jiří Weiss, 1960)

June 2007

  • capsule review of The Cranes Are Flying (d. Mikhail Kalatozov, 1957, USSR)
  • capsule review of Man of Iron (d. Andrzej Wajda, 1981, Poland)
  • short DVD review of The Commissar (d. Alexander Askoldov, USSR, 1967)
  • short DVD review of Daughters of Darkness (d. Harry Kümel, Belgium/Italy/France/West Germany, 1971)
  • short DVD review of Malpertuis (d. Harry Kümel, France/Belgium/West Germany, 1971)
  • short DVD review of The Arrival of Joachim Stiller (d. Harry Kümel, Belgium/Netherlands, 1976)

July 2007

  • review of Taxidermia (d. György Pálfi, Hungary, 2006)
  • review of Lunacy (d. Jan Švankmajer, Czech Republic, 2005, available here)
  • short interview with long-term Švankmajer associate Keith Griffiths
  • short overview of John Cassavetes’ career
  • short DVD review of Bad Timing (d. Nicolas Roeg, UK, 1980)
  • short DVD review of Diary of a Lost Girl (d. G.W. Pabst, Germany, 1929)
  • short DVD review of Droopy The Complete Collection (d. Tex Avery, US)
  • short DVD review of General Idi Amin Dada (d. Barbet Schroeder, France 1976)
  • short DVD review of Grey Gardens (d. David & Albert Maysles, US, 1975)
  • short DVD review of Insignificance (d. Nicolas Roeg, UK, 1985)
  • short DVD review of Salesman (d. David & Albert Maysles, US, 1968)

August 2007

  • review of Transylvania (d. Tony Gatlif, France, 2006)
  • short piece on Szindbad (d. Zoltán Huszárik, Hungary, 1971)
  • short DVD review of The Andrei Tarkovsky Companion (Artificial Eye)
  • short DVD review of Nuri Bilge Ceylan: The Early Works (Artificial Eye)
  • short DVD review of Erotikon (d. Gustav Machaty, Czechoslovakia, 1929)
  • short DVD review of Elegy of a Voyage/Hubert Robert – A Fortunate Life (d. Alexander Sokurov, Russia, 1996/2002)
  • short DVD review of Elegy of the Land (d. Alexander Sokurov, USSR, 1977/1988)
  • short DVD review of Seven Songs from the Tundra (d. Anastasia Lapsui & Markku Lehmuskallio, Finland, 1999)
  • short DVD review of The Third Part of the Night (d. Andrzej Żuławski, Poland, 1971)

September 2007

  • interview with Tony Gatlif
  • short DVD review of Anthology of Polish Animated Film (PWA)
  • short DVD review of Human Resources (d. Laurent Cantet, France, 1999)
  • short DVD review of Pasolini Volume 2 (Tartan)
  • short DVD review of Moloch (d. Alexander Sokurov, Russia, 1999)

October 2007

  • review of 12:08 East of Bucharest (d. Corneliu Poromboiu, Romania, 2006)
  • review of Tough Enough (d. Detlev Buck, Germany, 2006)
  • review of Testosterone (d. Tomasz Konecki/Andrzej Saramonowicz, Poland, 2007)
  • long DVD review of Harold Lloyd: The Definitive Collection (Optimum)
  • short DVD review of Blue (d. Derek Jarman, UK, 1993)
  • short DVD review of Silence (d. Masahiro Shinoda, Japan, 1971)
  • short DVD review of Bellissima (d. Luchino Visconti, Italy, 1951)
  • short DVD review of Distant Voices Still Lives (d. Terence Davies, UK, 1988)
  • short DVD review of Irezumi (d. Yasuzo Masumura, Japan, 1966)

November 2007

  • review of Day Watch (d. Timur Bekmambetov, Russia, 2006)
  • review of My Nikifor (d. Krzysztof Krauze, Poland, 2004)
  • introduction to the films of Robert Bresson
  • short DVD review of Edvard Munch (d. Peter Watkins, Norway/Sweden, 1974)
  • short DVD review of Peter Whitehead in the Sixties (BFI)
  • short DVD review of The Ballad of Narayama (d. Keisuke Kinoshita, Japan, 1958)
  • short DVD review of Sergei Eisenstein Volume 1 (Tartan)

December 2007

  • review of Ex Drummer (d. Koen Mortier, Belgium, 2007)
  • review of The Extras (d. Michał Kwieciński, Poland, 2006)
  • long DVD review of F.W.Murnau’s Nosferatu and Tabu (1922/31)
  • short DVD review of Bamako (d. Abderrahmane Sissako, Mali, 2006)
  • short DVD review of The Brides of Dracula (d. Terence Fisher, UK, 1960)
  • short DVD review of Gabrielle (d. Patrice Chéreau, France, 2005)
  • short DVD review of Gandahar (d. René Laloux, France, 1988)
  • short DVD review of Les Maîtres du Temps (d. René Laloux, France, 1982)
  • short DVD review of The Golden Door (d. Emanuele Crialese, Italy, 2006)
  • short DVD review of I Even Met Happy Gypsies (d. Aleksandar Petrovic, Yugoslavia, 1967)
  • short DVD review of It’s Winter (d. Rafi Pitts, Iran, 2006)
  • short DVD review of Teorema (d. Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italy, 1968)
  • book review of Ten Bad Dates With De Niro (ed. Richard T. Kelly)

January 2008

  • long DVD review of Marketa Lazarová (d. František Vláčil, Czechoslovakia, 1967)
  • short DVD review of The Adversary (d. Satyajit Ray, India, 1971)
  • short DVD review of Aki Kaurismäki Volume 3 (Artificial Eye)
  • short DVD review of Black Sun (d. Gary Tarn, UK, 2005)
  • short DVD review of Caligula (d. Tinto Brass et al, US/Italy, 1979)
  • short DVD review of Class Relations (d. Jean-Marie Straub/Daniele Huillet, Germany/France, 1984)
  • short DVD review of My Way Home (d. Miklós Jancsó, Hungary, 1964)
  • short DVD review of Sansho Dayu/Gion Bayashi (d. Kenji Mizoguchi, Japan, 1954/3)

February 2008

  • review of The Wedding (d. Wojciech Smarzowski, Poland, 2004)
  • short DVD review of the BFI’s Mikio Naruse collection (Late Chrysanthemums, Floating Clouds, When a Woman Ascends the Stairs)
  • short DVD review of The Jazz Singer (d. Alan Crosland, US, 1927)
  • short DVD review of Story of a Love Affair (d. Michelangelo Antonioni, Italy, 1950)
  • short DVD review of Der letzte Mann (d. F.W. Murnau, Germany, 1924)
  • short DVD review of Frau im Mond (d. Fritz Lang, Germany, 1929)
  • short DVD review of Destiny of a Man (d. Sergei Bondarchuk, USSR, 1959)
  • short DVD review of They Fought For Their Motherland (d. Sergei Bondarchuk, USSR, 1975)

March 2008

  • review of The Boss Of It All (d. Lars Von Trier, Denmark, 2006)
  • review of My Blueberry Nights (d. Wong Kar-Wai, Hong Kong/France/US, 2007)
  • review of The Battle for Haditha (d. Nick Broomfield, UK, 2007)
  • short DVD review of Kisses (d. Yasuzo Masumura, Japan, 1957)
  • short DVD review of Naked Youth (d. Nagisa Oshima, Japan, 1960)
  • short DVD review of Cruising (d. William Friedkin, US, 1980)
  • short DVD review of Atonement (d. Joe Wright, UK, 2007)
  • short DVD review of The Twelve Chairs (d. Tomas Gutierrez Alea, Cuba, 1962)
  • short DVD review of A Successful Man (d. Humberto Solas, Cuba, 1986)
  • short DVD review of Amada (d. Humberto Solas, Cuba, 1982)
  • short DVD review of Che Guevara – As You Have Never Seen Him Before (d. Manuel Perez Paredes, Cuba, 1994)

April 2008

  • review of Children of Glory (d. Krisztina Goda, Hungary, 2006)
  • review of Midnight Talk (d. Maciej Żak, Poland, 2008)
  • short DVD review of L’Amore in Citta (d. various inc. Fellini and Antonioni, Italy, 1953)
  • short DVD review of Don Giovanni (d. Joseph Losey, France/Italy, 1979)
  • short DVD review of Rocco and his Brothers (d. Luchino Visconti, Italy, 1960)
  • short DVD review of Gang of Four (d. Jacques Rivette, France, 1989)
  • short DVD review of Love on the Ground (d. Jacques Rivette, France, 1984)
  • short DVD review of Wuthering Heights (d. Jacques Rivette, France, 1985)
  • short DVD review of Les Petites Vacances (d. Olivier Peyon, France, 2007)
  • short DVD review of Yield to the Night (d. J. Lee Thompson, UK, 1956)

May 2008

  • review of Hope (d. Stanislaw Mucha, Germany/Poland, 2007)
  • short DVD review of Diary of a Country Priest (d. Robert Bresson, France, 1950)
  • short DVD review of On The Black Hill (d. Andrew Grieve, UK, 1987)
  • short DVD review of The Sun’s Burial (d. Nagisa Oshima, Japan, 1960)
  • short DVD review of The Saragossa Manuscript (d. Wojciech J. Has, Poland, 1965)
  • short DVD review of Dragon Painter (d. William Worthington, US, 1919)
  • short DVD review of Burnt By The Sun (d. Nikita Mikhalkov, Russia, 1994)
  • short DVD review of La Notte (d. Michelangelo Antonioni, Italy, 1961)
  • short DVD review of Mafioso (d. Alberto Lattuada, Italy, 1962)

June 2008

  • interview with Andrzej Wajda (with Kamila Kuc)
  • introduction to the films of Jerzy Skolimowski
  • review of Mongol (d. Sergei Bodrov, Russia, 2007)
  • short DVD review of Les Vampires (d. Louis Feuillade, France, 1915)
  • short DVD review of The Round-Up (d. Miklós Jancsó, Hungary, 1965)
  • short DVD review of Lust, Caution (d. Ang Lee, Taiwan/US/Hong Kong/China, 2007)
  • short DVD review of Mother of Tears (d. Dario Argento, Italy, 2007)
  • short DVD review of Antonio Gaudí (d. Hiroshi Teshigahara, Japan, 1984)
  • short DVD review of Streamers (d. Robert Altman, US, 1984)
  • short DVD review of Bonnie and Clyde (d. Arthur Penn, US, 1967)
  • short DVD review of Eyes Without A Face (d. Georges Franju, France, 1960)

July 2008

  • interview with Guy Maddin
  • review of Doomsday (d. Neil Marshall, UK, 2008)
  • DVD feature on Flicker Alley’s 2008 releases: Georges Méliès – The First Wizard of Cinema, La Roue (d. Abel Gance, France, 1922) and Saved From The Flames
  • short DVD review of Death of a Cyclist (d. Juan Antonio Bardem, Cuba, 1955)
  • short DVD review of Ugetsu Monogatari (d. Kenji Mizoguchi, Japan, 1953)
  • short DVD review of Oyu-Sama (d. Kenji Mizoguchi, Japan, 1951)
  • short DVD review of O Lucky Man! (d. Lindsay Anderson, 1973)
  • short DVD review of L’Avventura (d. Michelangelo Antonioni, Italy, 1960)
  • short DVD review of Identification of a Woman (d. Michelangelo Antonioni, Italy, 1982)

August 2008

  • review of El Baño del Papa (d. César Charlone, Enrique Fernández, Uruguay, 2007)
  • review of Puffball (d. Nicolas Roeg, UK, 2007)
  • book review of Phallic Frenzy: Ken Russell and his Films by Joseph Lanza
  • long DVD review of A Cottage on Dartmoor (d. Anthony Asquith, UK, 1929)
  • short DVD review of A Man Escaped (d. Robert Bresson, France, 1956)
  • short DVD review of Lancelot du Lac (d. Robert Bresson, France, 1974)
  • short DVD review of The Devil, Probably (d. Robert Bresson, France, 1977)
  • short DVD review of A Walk with Love and Death (d. John Huston, US, 1969)
  • short DVD review of Yokihi (d. Kenji Mizoguchi, Japan, 1955)
  • short DVD review of Akasen Chitai (d. Kenji Mizoguchi, Japan, 1956)
  • short DVD review of Alice in the Cities (d. Wim Wenders, West Germany, 1974)
  • short DVD review of Valentino (Flicker Alley compilation)

September 2008

  • short biography of Carl Theodor Dreyer
  • short DVD review of Classe Tous Risques (d. Claude Sautet, France, 1960)
  • short DVD review of The Long Day Closes (d. Terence Davies, UK, 1992)
  • short DVD review of Tropical Malady (d. Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand, 2004)
  • short DVD review of Syndromes and a Century (d. Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand, 2006)
  • short DVD review of Night and Fog in Japan (d. Nagisa Oshima, Japan, 1960)
  • short DVD review of La Vie de Jesus (d. Bruno Dumont, France, 1997)
  • short DVD review of Berlin – Schonhauser Corner (d. Gerhard Klein, East Germany, 1957)
  • short DVD review of Solo Sunny (d. Konrad Wolf/Wolfgang Kohlhaase, East Germany, 1979)
  • short DVD review of The Cool School (d. Neville Morgan, US, 2007)

October 2008

  • review of Import/Export (d. Ulrich Seidl, Austria, 2007)
  • review of A Walk Into the Sea (d. Esther B. Robinson, US, 2007)
  • short DVD review of The Terence Davies Trilogy (d. Terence Davies, UK, 1976-83)
  • short DVD review of Judex (d. Georges Franju, France, 1963)
  • short DVD review of Nuits Rouges (d. Georges Franju, France, 1974)
  • short DVD review of The Liar (d. Mika Kaurismäki, Finland, 1981)
  • short DVD review of Zombie and the Ghost Train (d. Mika Kaurismäki, Finland, 1991)
  • short DVD review of Still Life (d. Jia Zhang-ke, China, 2006)
  • short DVD review of Under the Volcano (d. John Huston, US, 1984)
  • short DVD review of Perils of the New Land (Flicker Alley double bill of Traffic in Souls, 1914, and The Italian, 1915)

November 2008

  • Report on the 2008 Sarajevo Film Festival
  • Review of Love Letters and Live Wires (GPO compilation film)
  • DVD feature on the BFI’s Blu-ray of Salò – The 120 Days of Sodom (d. Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italy/France, 1975)
  • short DVD review of King of New York (d. Abel Ferrara, US, 1990)
  • short DVD review of Brand Upon the Brain! (d. Guy Maddin, US/Canada, 2006)
  • short DVD review of Kings of the Road (d. Wim Wenders, West Germany, 1976)
  • short DVD review of Violence at High Noon (d. Nagisa Oshima, Japan, 1966)
  • short DVD review of Uniform (d. Diao Yinan, Hong Kong, 2004)
  • short DVD review of Love is the Devil (d. John Maybury, UK, 1998)
  • short DVD review of L’Enfance-nue (d. Maurice Pialat, France, 1969)
  • short DVD review of Police (d. Maurice Pialat, France, 1985)

December 2008

  • review of To Get To Heaven First You Have To Die (d. Djamshed Usmonov, Tajikistan)
  • review of The Cinema of Jan Švankmajer by Peter Hames
  • short Blu-ray review of Red Desert (d. Michelangelo Antonioni, 1964)
  • short DVD review of The Living End (d. Gregg Araki, 1992)
  • short DVD review of J’Accuse (d. Abel Gance, 1919)
  • short DVD review of Pleasures of the Flesh (d. Nagisa Oshima, 1966)
  • short DVD review of Caught (d. Max Ophuls, 1949)
  • short DVD review of La Ronde (d. Max Ophuls, 1950)
  • short DVD review of Eureka (d. Nicolas Roeg, 1982)
  • short DVD review of The GPO Film Unit Volume 1: Addressing the Nation (1933-35)
  • short DVD review of Tigrero: A Film That Was Never Made (d. Mika Kaurismäki, 1994)

January 2009

  • lead review of The Man From London (d. Béla Tarr, Hungary)
  • medium-length DVD review of The Hourglass Sanatorium (d. Wojciech J. Has, 1973, Poland)
  • short Blu-ray/DVD review of Mad Detective (d. Johnnie To/Wai Ka Fai, 2007, Hong Kong)
  • short DVD review of What? (d. Roman Polanski, 1972, Italy)
  • short DVD review of Missing (d. Costa-Gavras, 1981, US)
  • short DVD review of Cinema 16: World Cinema
  • short DVD review of Wim Wenders’ Documentaries (1981-96)
  • short DVD review of Fighters/Real Money (d. Ron Peck, 1992/95)

February 2009

  • review of Boogie (d. Radu Muntean, Romania)
  • short DVD review of I Was A Soldier (d. Michael Grigsby, 1970, UK)
  • short DVD review of Of Love and Eggs (d. Garin Nugroho, 2004, Indonesia)
  • short DVD review of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (d. Vittorio de Sica, 1963, Italy)
  • short DVD review of The Ruling Class (d. Peter Medak, 1972, UK)
  • short DVD review of Winter Soldier (d. Fred Aronow et al, 1972, US)
  • short DVD review of Legend of the Surami Fortress (d. Sergo Paradjanov, 1984, USSR)
  • short DVD review of Ashik Kerib (d. Sergo Paradjanov, 1988, USSR)
  • short Blu-ray review of Baraka (d. Ron Fricke, 1992, US)

Currently working on

  • interview with Ryszard Bugajski
  • review of The Good, The Bad, The Weird (d. Kim Ji-Woon, 2008, South Korea)
  • review of Katyń (d. Andrzej Wajda, 2007, Poland)
  • short DVD review of Memories of Matsuko (d. Tetsuya Nakashima, 2006, Japan)
  • short DVD review of Gábor Zsigmond Papp Retro Box Set (Hungary)
  • short DVD review of Jerzy Skolimowski Box Set (SPI International Polska)
  • short DVD review of Agnieszka Holland Box Set (SPI International Polska)
  • short DVD review of I’ve Loved You So Long (d. Philippe Claudel, 2008, France)
  • short DVD review of Standard Operating Procedure (d. Errol Morris, 2008, US)
  • short DVD review of The Fan (d. Otto Preminger, 1949, US)
  • short DVD review of Manufacturing Consent (d. Mark Achbar/Peter Wintonick, 1992, Canada)

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