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
Carlos Valladares celebrates the visionary Brazilian director.
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.
Cosmic Freeze Frames: A Poetics of Bill Gunn
Carlos Valladares discusses the films of the pioneering director.
Carlos Valladares reminisces, in this personal essay, about the director’s films.
The Last Gangster Show
Carlos Valladares explores the gangster film genre, tracing the conventions and evolutions in the form from the exuberance of Raoul Walsh’s The Roaring Twenties (1939) to the heavy silence of Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman (2019).
Carlos Valladares explores the cinema of Pier Paolo Pasolini, tracking the developments and lasting influence of the auteur’s singular career.
The World According to Kelly Reichardt
Carlos Valladares writes on Kelly Reichardt’s films, exploring the director’s interest in subtle details and care for complex characters.