Today's Zaman (Turkey)

Today's Zaman (Turkey) is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Emine Yildirim
Rating Title/Year Author
Aloft (2014) Emine Yildirim 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2016
When Marnie Was There (2014) Emine Yildirim Once transported to this place, the viewer enjoys every bit of brush and color and never wishes to leave. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2016
Regression (2015) Emine Yildirim Fans of the genre are in for a stylish film, if not a classic. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2016
Irrational Man (2015) Emine Yildirim 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2016
Crimson Peak (2015) Emine Yildirim 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2016
Big Game (2014) Emine Yildirim 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2016
The Lobster (2015) Emine Yildirim The Lobster is a refreshingly outstanding film in its simultaneous originality and familiarity. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2016
The Big Short (2015) Emine Yildirim 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2016
My Mother (2015) Emine Yildirim 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2016
Spotlight (2015) Emine Yildirim One of the year's most noteworthy Oscar contenders and a brilliant ensemble piece. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2016
Son of Saul (2015) Emine Yildirim 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2016
Interstellar (2014) Emine Yildirim 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2016
The Gift (2015) Emine Yildirim 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2016
Room (2015) Emine Yildirim An unsentimental yet incredibly compassionate film about maternal love. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2016
Ricki and the Flash (2015) Emine Yildirim 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2016
Youth (2015) Emine Yildirim 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2016
The Revenant (2015) Emine Yildirim 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2016
Suffragette (2015) Emine Yildirim This is a beautiful film, not just in its narrative but also in its astounding cinematography and production design. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2016
The Salvation (2014) Emine Yildirim 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2016
Secret in Their Eyes (2015) Emine Yildirim 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2016
Joy (2015) Emine Yildirim 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2016
The Tribe (2014) Emine Yildirim 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2016
Winter Sleep (2014) Ali Koca However, despite its intimidating running time, the way this film recounts its tale offers a form of gusto akin to that of the world's most celebrated novels. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2016
Kurtlar Vadisi Filistin (2011) Ali Koca Guns are never silenced; the average dead body count per minute ranges between three and five. And in the remaining 20 minutes or so of somewhat "quieter" scenes, the movie is packed with dialogue that sounds like nothing more than slogans. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2016
No Escape (2015) Emine Yildirim 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2016
Yangin Var (2011) Ali Koca [Its] laidback and comical attitude does not weaken the message of the movie EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2016
Afflicted (2013) Emine Yildirim This isn't the most exhilarating or groundbreaking endeavor of the horror genre, yet its cinematic and visual modus operandi works like a charm. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2016
Sicario (2015) Emine Yildirim 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2016
The Good Lie (2014) Emine Yildirim This is humble and subtle filmmaking and is a must watch. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2016
Slow West (2015) Emine Yildirim 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2016
Far From Men (2014) Emine Yildirim 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2016
Hungry Hearts (2014) Emine Yildirim It is not easy to swallow, but it definitely has something to say: Go a bit easier on your mothers. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2016
Nightcrawler (2014) Emine Yildirim Written crisply, directed unapologetically and acted brutally, Nightcrawler is one of the best films of the year. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2016
The Last Five Years (2014) Emine Yildirim The chemistry between Kendrick and Jordan is what stitches the film together and makes for an entertaining if maudlin watch. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2016
Magic Mike XXL (2015) Emine Yildirim 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2016
Pan (2015) Emine Yildirim 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2016
Self/less (2015) Emine Yildirim There is no spark, identity or glimmer of freshness in this film. Let's put it this way, it has no sense of "self." EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2016
Truth (2015) Emine Yildirim 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2016
Unutursam Fisilda (2014) Emine Yildirim 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2016
Balik (2014) Emine Yildirim Zaim's directorial style is a restrained minimalism; one that is definitely not motionless but very efficient. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2016
Ivy (2015) Emine Yildirim The awe-inspiring Nadir Sarıbacak... has become the go-to guy for Turkish art-house films. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2016
Who Am I (2014) Emine Yildirim There is something human and heartwarming about "Who Am I - No System Is Safe," a film with a relatable protagonist. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2016
Mustang (2015) Emine Yildirim 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2016
Dheepan (2015) Emine Yildirim 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2016
Sivas (2014) Emine Yildirim Sivas is a must-watch in Turkish cinema this year. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2016
Karisik Kaset (2014) Emine Yildirim It won't just make you feel good, you'll actually feel the joy of watching something profound. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2016
Body/Cialo (2015) Emine Yildirim 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2016
Terminator Genisys (2015) Emine Yildirim Emotionless and contrived. EDIT
Posted Feb 29, 2016
Phoenix (2014) Emine Yildirim This is one of the strongest films of the season. EDIT
Posted Feb 29, 2016
Ant-Man (2015) Emine Yildirim 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. EDIT
Posted Feb 29, 2016