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The Best Independent / International Films of 2012
21 Jan 2013 // 4:10 PM
When you think outside the box, it's amazing how novel and inventive your thoughts become. Same applies in film. These examples of beyond the mainstream moviemaking shine as creative and experimental entertainments.
'Winter Sleep' Is a Cinematic Essay on Emotional Collapse
14 Jun 2015 // 8:10 PM
Filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan captures the haunted air of a quiet Turkish village in his Palme d'Or winning film.
'Once Upon a Time in Anatolia' Tells a Tale of Pain, and Men and Women
4 Jan 2012 // 10:06 PM
Throughout the night and the next day, when they do in fact find the body, buried and hogtied, the men reveal their differing ideas about crime -- about bad and good men, and about women.
Nuri Bilge Ceylan Awakens Chekhov from a 'Winter Sleep'
8 Jun 2015 // 5:17 AM
At 196 minutes, Winter Sleep is no easy watch, but in its Chekhovian echoes it becomes a confident mood piece.
Toronto International Film Festival 2011: 'Once Upon a Time in Anatolia'
13 Sep 2011 // 5:00 AM
A languid, patience-testing three-hour police procedural that spends its entire first 90 minutes in the literal (and, of course, figurative) dark, this one is not for everyone.