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Movies of the Year, 2014

One way or another I saw a lot of films this year – including those seen on DVD/TV, 76 in all – but, overall, I’d count it as an indifferent year in which the outstanding titles stood out easily – as did those which quickened the pulse with anticipation, only to wholly or partly disappoint. 284 more words


Relatos Selvagens, de Damián Szifrón

As seis histórias de Relatos Selvagens evocam situações vistas em outros filmes: um grupo de pessoas com um inimigo em comum, o reencontro da vítima com o algoz, a briga de homens no trânsito, a difícil luta contra o sistema, o rapaz rico que atropela inocentes e a festa de casamento que se transforma em confusão. 592 more words


Box full of darkness

We are fast approaching the shortest day.  Thank goodness – or at least I do – for the distraction of Christmas and the gift of bright, cold weather in Kent that lifts the spirits.  503 more words

Winter Sleep (2014)

Quite unlike films I have seen before…but you need stamina to get through it.

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At 3.5 hours long, Winter Sleep… 413 more words

Film Review

Winter Sleep: Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Chekhovian morality tale

Haluk Bilginer as Aydin in Winter Sleep

The latest film from Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan is Winter Sleep.  Earlier this year the film won the Palme d’Or at Cannes (his fourth award there). 2,861 more words


Ilgıt Ilgıt Anadolu: Sivas vs Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da

Son yıllarda Anadolu’nun ve temsil ettiği değerlerin  başrolde olduğu filmler sıkça gösterime girmeye başladı. AKP ile yükselişe geçen Yozgatizm akımının bir rolü var mıdır bunda, bilemedim. 1,079 more words


First thoughts on Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Winter Sleep (2014)

This post will be no more than a few possibly unrelated thoughts on Ceylan’s new film and its connection to slowness. Winter Sleep is so rich that I have serious doubts about the critiques that have surfaced by critics who watch several films a day and have deadlines to meet. 797 more words

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