Favorite films

  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • Il Posto
  • Still Walking
  • Through the Olive Trees

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  • Dark Skull

    ★½

  • No Time to Die

  • Private Desert

    ★★

  • Stray

    ★★

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  • No Time to Die

    No Time to Die

    So heavy-handed, so ridiculously dramatic, nothing makes sense, nothing works, and the filmmakers are so aware of it the whole time. Worst Bond ever?

  • Belfast

    Belfast

    Tries to hit so many buttons at once to be a crowdpleaser, but ends up all over the place, just these fragments of anecdotes which do not come together as a story or even as singular scenes. The characters are not characters, the actors do not have the space to make them live, there's no tension or authentic emotion in anything. Some film references like Liberty Valance kinda land, but High Noon does not even come close. So awkward. Add…

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  • Mustang

    Mustang

    Orientalist, insincere, out of touch with its country of origin and therefore its people. Tailor made for western audiences. Many of the situations depicted here are not realistic mainly because how they're written and shot. Main characters do not speak like Turkish people and the village resembles mostly a southern French village and not a Turkish one. How the girls have to endure every cliché in the book in a period of three or four months is absurd. These girls…

  • Something Useful

    Something Useful

    İşe Yarar Bir Şey'in günümüzü işaret eden cep telefonlarına rağmen sanki yeni olanında değil de o "Eski Türkiye"de geçiyormuş hissi... En az elli altmış yıllık bir romanın içindeymişsiniz gibi hissettiren dünyası... Şiirselliği, nostaljisi, aslında teknik açıdan çok zor işlerin altından yalınlıkla kalkan rejisi ve Gökhan Tiryaki'nin işi beni mest etti. Keşke film, Cortazar muhabbetinin döndüğü ve sonunda beni ağlatan o sahnenin noktalandığı anda bitseydi... Keşke devam etmeseydi. Fakat yine de senenin en iyi yerli filmlerinden biri oldu benim için İşe Yarar Bir Şey.