Carlos Valladares is a writer, critic, programmer, journalist, and video essayist from South Central Los Angeles, California. He studied film at Stanford University and began his PhD in History of Art and Film & Media Studies at Yale University in fall 2019. He has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, Film Comment, and the Criterion Collection. Photo: Jerry Schatzberg
Kiss Me, Stupid
Carlos Valladares mines the history of the romantic comedy and proposes an expanded canon for the genre.
Waiting for Clarice
Carlos Valladares marvels at the life and work of Clarice Lispector, the prolific and peerless Brazilian author.
Carlos Valladares writes on Dino Risi’s Il Sorpasso (1962), examining the narrative structure and underlying tensions that keep viewers returning to this classic film.
On Centering Latinx Video Art
In late 2022, Gagosian, in collaboration with Anthology Film Archives, presented a selection of videos by Latinx artists curated by Susan Breyer. Here, Quarterly film writer Carlos Valladares responds to each work in prose or with a poem.
Carlos Valladares celebrates the visionary Brazilian director.
Shooting the Myth: Painters on Film
Carlos Valladares examines the varied attempts by filmmakers to capture the creative act of painting.
The filmmaker sat down with Carlos Valladares to talk her chief inspirations, the countercultural radicality of being a nun, and the shifting landscape of the documentary.
Cannes Film Festival 2021
Carlos Valladares shares his early look at five of this year’s standout films.
Overtime: On Kevin Jerome Everson
Carlos Valladares writes on the filmmaker’s expansive body of work, exploring themes of identity, time, and reality.