Michael Guarneri (1988) is an Italian film scholar. His work has been published in journals such as Film Comment, La Furia Umana, BOMB Magazine and Débordements. His main fields of interest are “cinema of attractions”, visual anthropology and contemporary Filipino cinema. In 2012, he made a short film titled Séparation de la critique – A trip with Raya Martin, which premiered at CPH:DOX Festival. More recently he has published Vampires in Italian Cinema, 1956–1975 (2020) and Conversations with Lav Diaz (2021), a gathering of thoughts about the Filipino filmmaker’s craft, philosophy and politics.