Adrian Martin

Adrian Martin (born 1959) is an Australian film and arts critic. He now lives in Vilassar de Mar in Spain. He is Adjunct Associate Professor in Film Culture and Theory at Monash University. His work has appeared in many magazines, journals and newspapers around the world, and has been translated into over twenty languages and has regular columns in the Dutch De Filmkrant and in Caiman: Cuadernos de cine.

Early life and education

Born in Melbourne, Martin was educated at St Joseph's College, Melbourne and Melbourne State College, where he studied film and media studies in the late 1970s. He later completed a PhD in Film Style at Monash University in 2006. His thesis, titled Toward a Synthetic Analysis of Film Style, won the Mollie Holman Doctoral Medal for Best PhD Thesis in the Faculty of Arts and Design.


Martin began teaching in 1979, and has lectured in film studies at Melbourne State College, Swinburne University of Technology, Rusden College and RMIT University. After completing his PhD, Martin was a Senior Research Fellow in Film and Television Studies at Monash University from 2006 to 2009, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2010.

Martin was one of The Age newspaper's film reviewers for 11 years until early 2006 and has worked as a film reviewer for ABC TV and Radio National. He was co-editor of the online film journal Rouge between 2003 and 2009. As of 2011 he is the co-editor, with Girish Shambu, of the online film journal Lola, and also serves as one of the editorial team of Screening The Past.

From 2013 to 2015, Martin was Distinguished Visiting Professor at Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany.

Audio commentaries

From 2006 to 2011, Martin contributed feature-length audio commentaries to the 'Directors Suite' DVD series produced by Madman Entertainment in Australia. Madman discontinued producing these special bonus features in 2011. In 2015, Martin returned to audio commentary work, commissioned by the British Film Institute and Masters of Cinema labels. Martin's commentary appears on the following films (release dates follow each title):





  1. "New DVD release of JLG's Histoire(s) du cinéma".

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