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Monday, January 21 2013

The Best Independent / International Films of 2012

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.


Reviews

Wednesday, January 4 2012

'Once Upon a Time in Anatolia' Tells a Tale of Pain, and Men and Women

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.


Sunday, October 9 2011

NYFF 2011: 'The Student' + 'Miss Bala' + "Once Upon a Time in Anatolia'

Once Upon A Time in Anatolia makes magnificent use of colors and light, as, for instance, the dark bruised purple of the countryside at night contrasts with the comforting orange glow of the car’s headlights.


Wednesday, May 25 2011

Cannes Film Festival: 'Bir zamanlar Anadolu'da' and 'Le Gamin au vélo'

By the time Once Upon a Time in Anatolia is over, the several personal stories become more heartbreaking than the benighted environment in which they took place.


Blogs

Tuesday, September 13 2011

Toronto International Film Festival 2011: 'Once Upon a Time in Anatolia'

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.


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