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

Our very own Interview with Lorcan Finnegan, director of VIVARIUM

As Dial M for Movie, we had the chance to interview through mail Mr. Finnegan on his newest movie Vivarium, and we dare to think that we are truly blessed! The interview is full of new insight on the shooting process of the film as well as its conceptualization, and we got very excited when … Continue reading Our very own Interview with Lorcan Finnegan, director of VIVARIUM

An Insight into the Apartment Trilogy of Roman Polanski – Part 2: ROSEMARY’S BABY

There are movies which you have always heard of yet never managed to see; maybe because of its being so popular, maybe just because you heard about it so much that you always feel like you’ve already seen it thus you don’t have to watch it at all. Rosemary’s Baby was a movie like this … Continue reading An Insight into the Apartment Trilogy of Roman Polanski – Part 2: ROSEMARY’S BABY

An Insight into the Apartment Trilogy of Roman Polanski – Part 1: REPULSION

The apartment trilogy consists of three movies made by Roman Polanski, whom we know well from movies such as The Pianist (2002) and Chinatown (1974). This Apartment Trilogy holds a great autobiographical importance for Polanski since all these apartments in the movies reflect the inner worlds of its characters.  These three movies are respectively Repulsion … Continue reading An Insight into the Apartment Trilogy of Roman Polanski – Part 1: REPULSION

How LIVES of OTHERS is Breaking the Fourth Wall; and the Dilemma Between Duty and Being a Good Man

Lives of Others - Das Leben Der Anderen (2006) is based on one of the fundamental tricks of storytelling in dramatic structure: dramatic irony. Dramatic irony means that the audience knows something the characters don’t know; in this film the audience knows that the characters are under surveillance. There is a very sweet Brechtian element … Continue reading How LIVES of OTHERS is Breaking the Fourth Wall; and the Dilemma Between Duty and Being a Good Man

THE PIANO: Piano as The Object of Desire

Jane Campion’s The Piano (1993) leaves me with an outburst of emotions every time I watch it. It flows poetically, with its vigorous but sentimental music, dark but dreamlike atmosphere and silent but extremely loud main character Ada (Holly Hunter). Ada’s muteness makes her all the louder, as the characters around her grow desperate to … Continue reading THE PIANO: Piano as The Object of Desire

THE STORY of SIN: Surrealist, Sex-less Eroticism in Borowczyk’s Universe

Does the word eroticism embody everything that connects with sex? The surrealist, Boro-esque conception of eroticism prohibits everything that you think is related to sexuality. Therefore, in the history of cinema, erotic expressions are found in some objects. For example the vagina-shaped door; although some images are not understood at first sight, afterwards you may … Continue reading THE STORY of SIN: Surrealist, Sex-less Eroticism in Borowczyk’s Universe

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