CANNES CHECK: ‘Once Upon a Time in Anatolia’

Posted by · 4:09 am · April 28th, 2011

The director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Turkey) The talent: By this point in his career, auteur-photographer Ceylan is a self-standing arthouse brand — which is just as well, since the other names involved are unlikely to ring many bells with non-Turkish viewers. Leading man Yilmaz Erdo─čan, a 43 year-old actor-writer-director, is a hugely popular figure in […]

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The Telegraph picks the decade’s Top 100

Posted by · 2:03 pm · November 6th, 2009

I’ve lately been immersed in a marathon of DVD viewing and re-viewings, catching up on films that slipped through the cracks and reassessing former favorites — all in preparation for my own year-end “Best of the 2000s” list. It’s a process that has resulted in some unexpected fringe challengers (“Longing,” an underexposed work of New […]

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