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Argun Ulgen's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): PopMatters

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
7/10 88% Diamantino (2018) This is a robust, vividly entertaining cinematic experience with a number of intellectually satisfying moments worthy of contemplation well after the film is over.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
8/10 95% Hale County This Morning, This Evening (2018) Hale County This Morning, This Evening is not sequential, but impressionistic and synergistic, based more on visual and auditory impressions than linear narrative accounts.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
5/10 45% Generation Wealth (2018) Generation Wealth will appall, but it is unlikely to enlighten.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2018
7/10 89% Skate Kitchen (2018) Crystal Moselle's narrative feature Skate Kitchen is a paean to one of these crews: an all-girl skateboard gang.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2018
7/10 78% Breath (2018) Baker confidently steadies the story for a poignant final act, which returns to what worked so well during its first hour. ‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
9/10 No Score Yet When She Runs (2018) When She Runs rejects a blaring soundtrack, snappy motivational dialogue, or brisk training montages to relegate itself to a typical underdog sports story.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
6/10 88% All About Nina (2018) Eva Vives' All About Nina is a well-intentioned attempt to capture this enduring conflict, even if at times it falls into traditional mainstream comedic tropes.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
5/10 83% Every Act of Life (2017) Ultimately however, Every Act of Life too frequently veers into overly romanticized terrain...‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
7/10 88% Netizens (2018) Lowen's technique represents a refreshingly new dynamic of an uninterrupted 90 minutes of close-ups to women's faces as they address the still patriarchal entertainment and social media industry.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
7/10 86% Tully (2018) Tully is a remarkable film for its admirable effort at portraying a stripped down, raw version of the mother wish fulfillment genre.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
8/10 100% Call Her Ganda (2018) A languidly told retrospective of Jennifer Laude's homicide, which meshes poignantly with the equally torpid, creaky judicial wheels of the U.S.-Filipino military industrial complex.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
6/10 87% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) If the film took the time to build Cameron's stakes-a college scholarship, her desire to compete and win-her "miseducation" would have entailed a greater sense of emotional suspense at the prospect of valuable time lost.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
6/10 85% The Final Year (2018) ... The Final Year remains justifiably reverential to an Administration which, even during its final months, worked to carefully addressed diplomatic alternatives toward a safer, more peaceful world.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
8/10 94% Glory (2017) Glory is a grave signal not only on the ethical pitfalls of social media, but a meta-commentary on cinema's current lack of stories about heroic modern female professionals.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
6/10 89% The Force (2017) Although it has its imperfections, The Force stands out for its uniquely equitable treatment of law enforcement as a complex organism necessitating difficult incremental changes.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
8/10 98% Quest (2017) Quest closely portrays faces of America that are all too ignored.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
8/10 92% Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) A hilarious and poignant film that would prove to be particularly relevant in the upcoming years.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
9/10 91% Certain Women (2016) Certain Women's extraction of so much humanity and visual beauty from this despondent outlook renders it a minor masterpiece.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
7/10 100% The Departure (2017) Despite its shortcomings, The Departure confidently centers itself on a searching study of a universally relatable character who has seen a great deal of sorrow in this world. ‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
5/10 55% Bobbi Jene (2017) ... far too often, Bobbi Jene veers dangerously close to a feature length melodrama overly insistent on uplift, rather than on the continual poignancy Smith's solo dance performances seem to evoke.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
9/10 98% Trophy (2017) In deliberately refusing to push a single agenda, Trophy maturely acknowledges the wildlife ecosystem - and for that matter, human motivation -  as a delicate if not unsettling balance of several factors.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
7/10 100% Brillo Box (3 cents off) (2016) Brillo Box (3 Cents Off) may have needed an iconic Warhol artwork to receive attention, but the film's narrative journey would have remained compelling even if it had focused on lesser known artists.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
6/10 88% In Pursuit of Silence (2017) In Pursuit of Silence is a wonderfully shot film and one which is best experienced on a big screen where its images' composition and acute sound mixing can be fully appreciated.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
7/10 No Score Yet Lindy Lou, Juror Number 2 (2017) Vassault has rendered a fine documentary which humanizes the American juror as more than just another digit.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
6/10 100% The Blood Is at the Doorstep (2017) The Blood Is at the Doorstep is an auspicious cinematic debut which reminds that for every criminal justice statistic, there's a stirring story which deserves to be deeply considered.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
7/10 93% Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2017) When James captures the Sung family during their lived-in moments, Abacus: Small Enough to Jail improves from a trial procedural to a cinematic vision of the American Dream under siege.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
6/10 50% MDMA (Cardinal X) (2018) Cardinal X is an engrossing film by a director who has a fresh, deeply felt perspective on an urgent subject matter.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
7/10 100% Atlantic (2016) Atlantic succeeds as a lament about fisherman forced to pay witness to what seems unimaginable: a corporate takeover of the Atlantic Ocean.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
7/10 No Score Yet #MyEscape (2016) #MyEscape's efforts to disabuse false notions about Middle Eastern refugees render it a successful documentary.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
8/10 92% LA 92 (2017) LA92's gamble on making the audience's eyes do most of the work pays off with a feeling of heightened emotional distress and urgency.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
7/10 95% The Settlers (2017) While The Settlers may be difficult to sit through, it sustains an immersive sense of concern and urgency about one of the world's most pressing issues.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
8/10 91% Land of Mine (Under Sandet) (2017) It's as powerful a denunciation of nationalism's destructive force as one will see in 2017.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
6/10 62% I Am Michael (2017) Fortunately, I am Michael proves itself to be an uneven film in the best possible way. ‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
6/10 75% Master (ma-seu-teo) (2017) Master, while highly entertaining a good portion of the time, ultimately falls short of the title's promise.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
6/10 79% The Phenom (2016) Buschel is clearly on the right track to fully embracing the limitations of conventional structures in storytelling. When he does, it could lead to a minor masterpiece, which at times The Phenom flirts with.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
6/10 82% Captain Fantastic (2016) When given the opportunity, Viggo Mortensen convincingly meshes roles as concerned father and wilderness commando into a richly layered, organically driven performance.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
7/10 77% Goat (2016) Whatever the second half's flaws, Goat's final sequence is at once plangent, hopeful, and instructive.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
7/10 90% Loving (2016) It takes artistic conviction to eschew artificial dramatic piques and nadirs for what most of history has to offer, which is usually somewhere in between the two. Loving is to be commended for mostly exploring this region.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2016
8/10 97% 13th (2016) 13th is not so much a "wake up" call, but an entreaty to get to work.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
6/10 78% Closet Monster (2016) If Dunn can direct his next work with more considered distance from his characters, he has a great future as an inventive and assured film director.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
7/10 91% Southside With You (2016) Southside With You transcends "date" film terrain to a nuanced character study of the onset of the United States' future presidential family.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
7/10 83% Imperium (2016) Making a film on such a concept may not make for a great popcorn thriller, but it does make for a poignant and horrifyingly relevant work.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016
6/10 79% Joshy (2016) Joshy is perhaps best viewed as a revision of The Hangover, and several other weekend bromances... all too eager to imitate, if not advertise, the illusory notion that senselessly participating in fraternal rites of passage will lead to happiness.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016