Argun Ulgen

Argun Ulgen is a film and culture writer residing in New York, NY. Find him on Twitter @BrooklynCycles

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Reviews // 28 Articles
Blogs // 1 Articles
//Features

Conscience of Congress John Lewis Hopes You'll 'Get in the Way' of Things | 10 Feb 2017 // 10:00 AM

Lewis’s lifelong philosophy on civil disobedience is admirable and urgent. Interview with Get in the Way Director, Kathleen Dowdey.

Juxtapositions of Beauty and Destruction in Michael Cimino's 'The Deer Hunter' | 10 Aug 2016 // 9:00 PM

Unlike war films to follow, there's no post-war celebration to be had in The Deer Hunter.

//Reviews

'The Departure' Casts a Loving Gaze Upon an Unconventional Buddhist Priest | 13 Oct 2017 // 5:00 AM

The Departure is a searching study of a universally relatable character who has seen a great deal of sorrow in this world.

In 'Bobbi Jene', a Dancer's Artistic Vision Is Rooted in Personal Sacrifice | 22 Sep 2017 // 4:00 AM

While Bobbi Jene often veers too closely to melodrama, seeing an emboldened woman artistically express her sexuality and earn effusive praise for it is inspirational.

//Blogs

America in the Age of Trump: Boycotts, Condonations, and 'The Divide' | 23 Nov 2016 // 6:30 AM

Is AntiBookClub's call to Penguin Random House to drop The Art of the Deal from their catalog an effective form of resistance?

//Mixed media
//Blogs

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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