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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


New Wave Turkish Cinema: An Introduction

Turkey, like many other nations around the world, vigorously developed their film
industry between the 1950s and 1970s. Known as the Yeşilçam Period, the era was named after the street in the Beyoğlu district of Istanbul, where many actors, directors, and film companies were based. 698 more words