Argun Ulgen

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

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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.


'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.


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

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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