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Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s ‘Uzak’ is a masterful, observant piece on loneliness and depression

The long periods of stillness, stationary frames with minimal movement, and the awkward silences may seem pretentious to some, but Nuri Bilge Ceylan doesn’t hold any of the shots longer than necessary in… 490 more words


[Film Review] Winter Sleep (2014)

English Title: Winter Sleep
Original Title: Kis Uykusu
Year: 2014
Country: Turkey, German, France
Language: Turkish, English
Genre: Drama
Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Ebru Ceylan… 933 more words

Film Review

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

I’ll be honest, this isn’t an easy watch. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia is slow, pensive and introspective. It’s one of those films that make the passage of time a completely tangible process. 1,074 more words


Moving pictures 2017, #37

To people visiting this site after following the link from the Apollo Quartet audio book humble bundle (here), apologies. I normally write about science fiction and writing and critcism and sometimes even space exploration and technology… but for the past 18 months the $dayjob has sort of taken over and this blog has sort of turned into a film blog. 2,553 more words


Climates: Nuri Bilge Ceylan's contemplative portrait of a turbulent relationship

Its lethargic pace and long, stationary camera angles might frustrate some but Nuri Bilge Ceylan has something interesting to say – which is done more with images than with words or lengthy monologues –  in his fourth feature… 431 more words


Festival de Cannes 70: Kis Uykusu, 2014

A sunny shout-out to 70 winners at the Cannes Film Festival to celebrate the 70th event which is just around the corner – in no particular order. 159 more words