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The Biltmore Hotel

The lovely Biltmore Hotel in The City Beautiful, as Coral Gables, Florida is fondly called, is a prominent national historic landmark. It is not hard to spot the imposing tower of the hotel which was inspired by the Giralda Tower in Seville, Spain as you drive down the beautiful boulevards lined with tropical foliage, majestic oaks, banyan trees and Mediterranean revival-style homes. 803 more words

NZIFF - Winter Sleep

I had huge expectations for this film. A Palme D’Or winner and widely critically acclaimed I was ready to be amazed. I knew nothing except it was Turkish and long. 292 more words


Paris, Texas

Wim Wenders (1984)

He knew she had to be stopped or she’d leave him forever.

Translation of the Blog Post that Costs a Blogger $3,400 in Punitive Damages

My translation of the Blog Post that Costs French Blogger Caroline Doudet $3,400 in Punitive Damages for Blogging Her Negative Experience with the Restaurant Il Giardino… 1,833 more words


The Piano (Jane Campion, 1993)

Victory! After 6-7 years since watching this film and battling with it, I can finally say I am falling in love with it! I remember passing through the 90s with the haunting images conveyed by the poster showing Holly Hunter and Anna Paquin in unison, surrounded by the large seaside and a solemn piano. 803 more words


Formula for Success: How Turkish Cinema Won Europe

Eminent Turkish film director, Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s latest film recently won the Palme d’Or (best film award) at this year’s Cannes International Film Festival. Hence, I thought it could make sense to pull out a paper I had written for my World Cinema class at Yale in 2007. 5,820 more words