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Emine Yildirim

Emine Yildirim
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet The Mountain II (Dag II) (2016) Sacrifice and valour, that is all that counts. And let us not forget poetry, did I mention that the Turkish sniper reads beautiful poems as he takes down his targets?‐ Film Dienst (Germany)
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2017
No Score Yet Reis (2017) Suffice to say that it is mediocre propaganda that doesn't even have a proper script.‐ Film Dienst (Germany)
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2017
16% Aloft (2015) Aloft can sometimes be too slow-paced and enigmatic for its own good, the presence of these two actors helps to elevate Llosa's film to a higher level of cinematic prowess.‐ Today's Zaman (Turkey)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
91% When Marnie Was There (2015) Once transported to this place, the viewer enjoys every bit of brush and color and never wishes to leave.‐ Today's Zaman (Turkey)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
15% Regression (2016) Fans of the genre are in for a stylish film, if not a classic.‐ Today's Zaman (Turkey)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
46% Irrational Man (2015) As always, Allen is a master in portraying the hypocrisy of the middle class, but this time the synergy of the actors doesn't live up to the effect of the ensemble casts of his other films.‐ Today's Zaman (Turkey)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
72% Crimson Peak (2015) A film that duly fulfills its ambitions, it chills and excites with its revisionist visuals and reminds us that the best "stories with ghosts" are allusions to deep-seated societal fears and repressed emotions. This is one film not to miss.‐ Today's Zaman (Turkey)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
78% Big Game (2015) Sometimes, one needs well-made, mindless entertainment in the middle of the summer, and Big Game delivers just that -- joyous, senseless entertainment without making you feel like you've just had a lobotomy.‐ Today's Zaman (Turkey)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
87% The Lobster (2016) The Lobster is a refreshingly outstanding film in its simultaneous originality and familiarity. ‐ Today's Zaman (Turkey)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
88% The Big Short (2015) The film tries to take the socialist political stance of exposing the greed of the big American banks, yet it has such a difficult time taking a measured stance towards its leading characters.‐ Today's Zaman (Turkey)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
87% Mia Madre (2016) Mia Madre is a beautiful film in its deep grasp of human nature and its compassionate take on all its characters, without ever passing judgement. It is a work of maturity that any person will relate to at one point in their own life. ‐ Today's Zaman (Turkey)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
97% Spotlight (2015) One of the year's most noteworthy Oscar contenders and a brilliant ensemble piece.‐ Today's Zaman (Turkey)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
95% Son of Saul (2015) This cinematic style grows tiring after the first hour, but at the same time it is the only way that this film could have been shot and is the most important feature in making the film unforgettable.‐ Today's Zaman (Turkey)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
71% Interstellar (2014) This epic film will still leave its mark on our collective memories, for it succeeds in affecting us. However, a bit of humor and humility would have been appreciated in this journey, which takes itself far too seriously.‐ Today's Zaman (Turkey)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
92% The Gift (2015) The brilliant performances of the three leads add to the film's insight into human behavior and portrayal of a socio-economic culture that closes its eyes to those who exploit the weak just because they can. ‐ Today's Zaman (Turkey)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
94% Room (2015) An unsentimental yet incredibly compassionate film about maternal love.‐ Today's Zaman (Turkey)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
63% Ricki And The Flash (2015) The biggest find in the film is Streep's daughter, Gunner, who proves that she is a strong and emotional thespian just like her mother. Watching her emotional rollercoaster is what truly engages us in this film.‐ Today's Zaman (Turkey)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
72% Youth (2015) Youth might not be the most bedazzling of Sorrentino's films -- then again, how could one ever outdo The Great Beauty? But it is indeed the director's most compassionate and affecting film to date.‐ Today's Zaman (Turkey)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
79% The Revenant (2015) The Revenant is a powerhouse of a film, with an admirable cinematic brilliance achieved by creating an enthralling universe of harsh men and harsh wildlife.‐ Today's Zaman (Turkey)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
73% Suffragette (2015) This is a beautiful film, not just in its narrative but also in its astounding cinematography and production design.‐ Today's Zaman (Turkey)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
72% The Salvation (2015) The Salvation is an enjoyable film, especially in terms of old-style genre filmmaking. It will certainly become a form of salvation itself, among the hordes of CGI blockbusters and senseless horror flicks that have taken over the theaters this summer.‐ Today's Zaman (Turkey)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
40% Secret in Their Eyes (2015) Sure, it is still an entertaining film and offers some great moments of acting and suspense, but those who have the time to compare both films will be disappointed.‐ Today's Zaman (Turkey)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
59% Joy (2015) Joy is indeed joyous, but, just like the recent Pixar animation Inside Out, it doesn't forget that it is sadness that completes the equation of balance.‐ Today's Zaman (Turkey)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
87% The Tribe (2015) This is pure cinema where words are not necessary; the actions of the characters speak for themselves. And they speak oh so loudly... there is no way for the audience to cover their ears.‐ Today's Zaman (Turkey)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
46% No Escape (2015) A film like No Escape, with its conservative notion of glorifying the wellbeing of one family over anything else, should have already been rendered obsolete.‐ Today's Zaman (Turkey)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
82% Afflicted (2014) This isn't the most exhilarating or groundbreaking endeavor of the horror genre, yet its cinematic and visual modus operandi works like a charm. ‐ Today's Zaman (Turkey)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
92% Sicario (2015) There is much agony in this film, but its depiction is as forthright and unpretentious as it can be, and as such it must be respected in its search for verisimilitude.‐ Today's Zaman (Turkey)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
87% The Good Lie (2014) This is humble and subtle filmmaking and is a must watch.‐ Today's Zaman (Turkey)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
92% Slow West (2015) Slow West derives its strength not only from its multi-layered story but also from its spectacular visuals of a geography, which simultaneously seems subliminally awe-inspiring and menacing.‐ Today's Zaman (Turkey)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
83% Far from Men (2015) This imbalance in the screenplay keeps Far From Men from its chance at greatness. Nevertheless, its strong stance of taking the side of humanity, even in the face of a civil war in which sides are expected to be taken, deserves respect and applause.‐ Today's Zaman (Turkey)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
64% Hungry Hearts (2015) It is not easy to swallow, but it definitely has something to say: Go a bit easier on your mothers.‐ Today's Zaman (Turkey)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
95% Nightcrawler (2014) Written crisply, directed unapologetically and acted brutally, Nightcrawler is one of the best films of the year.‐ Today's Zaman (Turkey)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
59% The Last 5 Years (2015) The chemistry between Kendrick and Jordan is what stitches the film together and makes for an entertaining if maudlin watch.‐ Today's Zaman (Turkey)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
65% Magic Mike XXL (2015) A lack of structural ebbs and flows throughout the screenplay takes away from the film's real potential. Nevertheless Tatum's presence still makes the film watchable, if not magical.‐ Today's Zaman (Turkey)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
27% Pan (2015) Joe Wright creates feelings of pure joy and wonder in the audience as he takes our hand and flies us over the surreal landscape of a world that does not exist.‐ Today's Zaman (Turkey)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
18% Self/less (2015) There is no spark, identity or glimmer of freshness in this film. Let's put it this way, it has no sense of "self."‐ Today's Zaman (Turkey)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
62% Truth (2015) Its endeavor in capturing the global downfall of the media and this downfall's continuing eradication of one of the most respected professions in human history is every inch the hard truth.‐ Today's Zaman (Turkey)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
No Score Yet Unutursam Fisilda (2014) The film's family entertainment value is of a high standard. I still would have hoped that there could have been something more in here.‐ Today's Zaman (Turkey)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
No Score Yet Balik (2014) Zaim's directorial style is a restrained minimalism; one that is definitely not motionless but very efficient.‐ Today's Zaman (Turkey)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
60% Ivy (2015) The awe-inspiring Nadir Sarıbacak... has become the go-to guy for Turkish art-house films.‐ Today's Zaman (Turkey)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
No Score Yet Who Am I - Kein System ist sicher (2014) There is something human and heartwarming about "Who Am I - No System Is Safe," a film with a relatable protagonist.‐ Today's Zaman (Turkey)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
97% Mustang (2015) The film's in-your-face allegories and occasional condescension towards its side characters can leave the local viewer with mixed feelings. But credit where credit is due, Ergüven proves with her debut that she is a promising director.‐ Today's Zaman (Turkey)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
86% Dheepan (2016) Those looking to experience a first-hand journey into the heart of what today's immigrants have to deal with when they land on the old continent, well, they'll be enlightened.‐ Today's Zaman (Turkey)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
80% Sivas (2014) Sivas is a must-watch in Turkish cinema this year.‐ Today's Zaman (Turkey)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
No Score Yet Karisik Kaset (2014) It won't just make you feel good, you'll actually feel the joy of watching something profound.‐ Today's Zaman (Turkey)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
88% Cialo (Body) (2015) It's not a film that will carry you away, but it surely provides food for thought concerning the question of how bodies are a reflection of our psyches and of the general human condition.‐ Today's Zaman (Turkey)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
26% Terminator Genisys (2015) Emotionless and contrived.‐ Today's Zaman (Turkey)
Read More | Posted Feb 29, 2016
98% Phoenix (2015) This is one of the strongest films of the season.‐ Today's Zaman (Turkey)
Read More | Posted Feb 29, 2016
82% Ant-Man (2015) Rudd is indeed the right man for the job, for at all times he seems at peace with himself, wearing a slightly mischievous grin and speaking in soft tones that make you want to pour your heart out to him as if he were your very old friend.‐ Today's Zaman (Turkey)
Read More | Posted Feb 29, 2016
No Score Yet Birlesen Gonuller (2014) It has a touching plot.‐ Today's Zaman (Turkey)
Read More | Posted Feb 29, 2016