GODZILLA: King of The Monsters

Thanks to Warner Bros Türkiye, we had the chance to attend to the press screening of this monster-of-a-movie: Godzilla: King of The Monsters. Rest assured, we don’t have any intention to give any spoilers at all.  As a franchise, Godzilla is a 65-year-old monster and even though he has been portrayed in Hollywood only three times, … Continue reading GODZILLA: King of The Monsters

NOVEMBER: Something Wicked and Enchanting from Estonia

Thanks to Eureka Entertainment and their new label Montage Pictures, we are now aware of the existence of November (2017), a beautiful, captivating and bewitching B&W movie from Estonian director Rainer Sarnet, adapted to the big screen from the novel Rehepapp ehk November (2000), written by Andrus Kivirähk. The key roles are distributed among Rea Lest, Jörgen Liik, Arvo Kukumägi, Katariina Unt, Taavi … Continue reading NOVEMBER: Something Wicked and Enchanting from Estonia

Interview: Sébastien Marnier

We were very very fortunate to be able to make an interview by mail with Mr. Sébastien Marnier, the director of School's Out (L'Heure de la Sortie) that hit the cinemas accross Europe in 2019, also shown of course in the USA and several other countries in the world. We have watched L'Heure de la … Continue reading Interview: Sébastien Marnier

Thoughts on The Avengers: ENDGAME

So, the wait is over. A personal note, though: I’ve watched this movie in a theater full of three year olds who kept applauding every time a new superhero appeared on the big screen. The result? I’m hurt, very hurt, realizing I don’t have a super power for times like these. Anyway, I should watch … Continue reading Thoughts on The Avengers: ENDGAME

Onibaba: Like the wind in the fields of Aaru

The word Aaru, in the Egyptian mythology, means “reed” and the “Fields of Reed” are a heavenly paradise where Osiris rules. The same fields of reed, however, depicted as a dominant habitat in Onibaba, describe a hell bound, abominable place in the middle of a civil war. This Shindô-like contrast aside, let’s try to look further … Continue reading Onibaba: Like the wind in the fields of Aaru

PETERLOO

A symphony of expressions Mike Leigh, to me one of the biggest directors of our time, added another opus to his filmography: Peterloo, a big production period drama focusing on the tragic events that took place in Manchester in 1819. The movie premiered April the 5th here in Turkey, as part of the 38th Istanbul … Continue reading PETERLOO