Our interview with Mr. KANG-SHENG LEE about Days / Rizi (2020)

In the 70th Berlin International Film Festival which was one of the last international events that took place right before the pandemic, we had the opportunity to meet in person the director Ming-Liang Tsai and the leading actor Kang-Sheng Lee from the film Days (Rizi). After we took their word for an interview, the world … Okumaya devam et Our interview with Mr. KANG-SHENG LEE about Days / Rizi (2020)

ENTWINED: A Fire Myth in Plato’s Cave

The 2019 film Entwined by Greek director and screenwriter Minos Nikolakakis is a disturbing mythical Greek story in the context of Eros and Thanatos. "Under every folkloric myth, you can make out a human story, some kind of human behaviour." Nikolakakis' sentence gives an idea about the general structure of the film, but in the … Okumaya devam et ENTWINED: A Fire Myth in Plato’s Cave

BLACK GIRL: From Dakar to Antibes, A Story of Oppression

La Noire de… (1966), with its English name Black Girl, has the quality of being one of the first films from Sub-Saharan Africa. It is directed by Senegalese director Ousmane Sembène, who always aimed to educate his people. With this quality, Black Girl bears a great importance in terms of reflecting Francophone Africa, its colonized … Okumaya devam et BLACK GIRL: From Dakar to Antibes, A Story of Oppression

ROCKY: A Different Approach to the American Dream

Rocky franchise dominates the boxing genre not only by its greatest number of films but also by its unforgettable characters, unique film scores, and the heartfelt theme of never giving up the fight. Rocky (1976) was nominated for ten OscarsTM winning three of them in 1977: Best Picture, Best Film Editing, and Best Director. The … Okumaya devam et ROCKY: A Different Approach to the American Dream

How PHANTOM THREAD Romantically Portrays a Toxic Relationship

‘Reynolds has made my dreams come true. And I’ve given him what he desires most in return.’ ‘And what’s that?’ ‘Every piece of me.’ Phantom Thread (2017), directed and written by Paul Thomas Anderson, has a unique style; creating an atmosphere peaceful and tense while telling a story terrifyingly romantic. The film score largely consists … Okumaya devam et How PHANTOM THREAD Romantically Portrays a Toxic Relationship

Journey to The Ideal Paradise of Abel Ferrara: SIBERIA

Abel Ferrara's Siberia, screened in the Competition section of the 70th Berlin International Film Festival, is based on the promise of the uncanny fields which have strangely the safety of a home. In this sense, Siberia was one of the festival's most remarkable films. Ferrara revealed the harmonious contrasts of spaces, colors, dialogues and existence. … Okumaya devam et Journey to The Ideal Paradise of Abel Ferrara: SIBERIA

A Splendid Oblivion: THE ROADS NOT TAKEN

In the pre-pandemic days of February 2020, The 70th Berlin International Film Festival has greeted us with many beautiful films. One of them, in the Competition category, was Sally Potter’s latest movie The Roads Not Taken, which introduces us to a man suffering from dementia and who has forgotten most of his past, living in … Okumaya devam et A Splendid Oblivion: THE ROADS NOT TAKEN

SHADOW of a DOUBT: The Devil in Disguise

Shadow of a Doubt is a psychological thriller movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock and it’s made in 1943. It’s the director’s favorite one in terms of his own films. That makes it an outstanding movie just from the start. There’s a prosperity of themes in this movie and many ways to read them as a … Okumaya devam et SHADOW of a DOUBT: The Devil in Disguise

DAYS (Rizi): Every Second Adds Up to Create Another Day

Ming-liang Tsai, one of the most eminent Taiwanese directors thanks to whom the Taiwanese cinema language keeps growing and being heard globally, joined the 70th Berlin International Film Festival in the Competition category with his latest movie Days (Rizi) which is, in a way, a visual spectacle that never underestimates the importance of time. A … Okumaya devam et DAYS (Rizi): Every Second Adds Up to Create Another Day

An Insight Into The Apartment Trilogy of Roman Polanski – Part 3: THE TENANT

***This review contains spoilers about the whole movie. It’s advised not to read before watching.*** As we reach the last part of Polanski’s Trilogy, everything starts to become more realistic, more brutal and at the same time subtler and more personal. All these three movies in the trilogy represent loneliness, feelings of dirtiness and otherness … Okumaya devam et An Insight Into The Apartment Trilogy of Roman Polanski – Part 3: THE TENANT