Cinema roundup: Kickstarter on Zach Braff’s Campaign, Steven Soderbergh: The state of cinema…

Kickstarter Responds to Critics of Zach Braff’s Campaign Kickstarter has been criticized on and off in recent months for allowing celebrities to use the crowdfunding service to raise money ? most recently Zach Braff, who raised more than $2 million on Kickstarter for a follow-up to his movie Garden State. Now, Kickstarter has decided to … Read more

According to “the winner is ? Islamophobia [Argo]

And the winner is ? Islamophobia from by tabsir The moral ambiguity of Homeland or Argo is a fitting tribute to the reality of US Middle East policy by Rachel Shabi, The Guardian, Monday 14 January 2013 Bigelow: “I’m a pacifist,” so your “Zero Dark Thirty” criticisms are invalid from Boing Boing by Xeni … Read more

A Tour of Recent Turkish Cinema… A cinema roundup

Turkish film big winner in Montreal from Hurriyet Daily News Turkish director Ismail Güneş?s film ?Ateşin Düştüğü Yer? (Where the Fire Burns) won the Grand prix des Americas, the top prize, at the 36th edition of the Montreal World Film Festival.   10 Best Erksan films by Mavi Boncuk from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M   … Read more

10 Techie Character Types in movies… “‘Citizen Kane’ no longer the best movie”

Nerds on Film: 10 Techie Character Types We Love by Brandon Smith   1. The Robot That Wants to Be Human Film: A.I. Artificial Intelligence In A.I. Artificial Intelligence, David wants nothing more than to be accepted as a normal human boy. The desire for belonging is a prevalent plot point in many tech movies. … Read more

Cinema roundup including “21 Gorgeous film logos and icons for your design inspiration

21 Gorgeous film logos and icons for your design inspiration from The Next Web by Harrison Weber   Cahiers du Cinema | SUPPLÉMENT TURQUIE from Turkish Cinema Newsletter by M.A.M Cahiers du cinéma n°647, pp.X-XII SUPPLÉMENT TURQUIE C?est un véritable rêve éveillé : avec un top 10 composé à 100 % de films nationaux, le box-office turc 2008 affirme un peu … Read more

Laura Mulvey at Bilgi U: 4 May 2012

Istanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Communication Hosts Laura Mulvey Laura Mulvey is best known for her essay, ?Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema? which later appeared in a collection of her essays entitled Visual and Other Pleasures, and number of other anthologies. The article today regarded as one of the most important contributions to the area of film … Read more

3 early shorts from Peter Greenaway… and a cinema roundup

An Introduction to the Films of Peter Greenaway: Three Early Shorts from Open Culture by cjmarshall   Otisabi…Finally by M.A.M Having high hopes that it is possible to capture the atmosphere and humor of this fantastic comic series. Otisabi by Yilmaz Aslanturk [1]…Finally a TV series. Cannes 2012 | Fatih Akin’s Documentary ‘Der Mull im … Read more

“29 Free Oscar Films on the Web” and a cinema roundup

Can film-makers ever play it fair when it comes to depicting war? from World news: Turkey | by Phil Hoad There’s always a loser when two sides go to battle, and movie dramatisations of historic events are no different ? What global box-office stories would you like to see in After Hollywood? Let us … Read more

Zahra Abtahi: Oscar and us [iranians-E.S.]

Oscar and us A few days ago, in 74th Academy Awards, which is known better as Oscar, Iranian movie, a separation, (original title: Jodaye Nader az Simin), won the best foreign language movie award. It was the first Iranian movie which won Oscar, though another Iranian movie, heaven kids, (original title: Bache haye Aseman) years … Read more

Fetih 1453 screens… Reviews of “Night of Silence” and “Beyond the Hill” Berlinale Forum victors……

I haven’t seen Fetih 1453 yet but all I hear confirms my prejudices that this is a high budget work of crude neo ottoman nationalist imagination with not much quality. Female viewers did not find the Sultan handsome, too;) Fetih 1453 – IMDb Fetih 1453 (OFFICIAL TEASER) – YouTube Fetih 1453 İstanbul conquered yet again on the … Read more

“(500) Days of Summer” movie to start the new year (!)…

  How i missed (500) Days of Summer before? Apart from the from the last parts as part of classical happy Hollywood endings- this plot is sooo familiar… I have lived it a few times before:) Nice way to start the new year… a cinema roundup: Playing to home audiences keeps Turkey’s cinema scene cooking from World … Read more

a new digital archive: “EU Screen Online”: thousands of TV clips from across Europe now available

British Universities Film & Video Council Media Release Access to thousands of TV clips from across Europe now available following UK launch of online portal  London, 13 December 2011: More than 10,000 items of archived TV footage from 17 European countries are now available via the EUscreen online portal.  EUscreen ? the result of a groundbreaking collaboration with 36 … Read more

in the mean time, Turkish cinema lost Ömer Lütfi Akad…

  In Memoriam | Ömer Lütfi Akad (1916-2011) by M.A.M Mavi Boncuk | …and a cinema roundup: The Space Between: The History of Turkish Cinema, 1930s ? Present by M.A.M Filmekimi ends but to continue in Anatolia by ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News The Istanbul leg of Filmekimi, which was organized by the Istanbul Foundation for … Read more

The Crime and Punishment Film Festival in Istanbul..

 Festival website Crime and Punishment at Istanbul Film Festival by By SUSANNE GUSTEN The Crime and Punishment Film Festival, which opens on Friday, will juxtapose artistic and academic viewpoints of the quest for justice, with a special focus on coups d’état.   Miniaturk to show mini Gymnasium by SALİHLİ – Anatolia News Agency The miniature … Read more

While Turkey obsessed with championship games, Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s “Once Upon a Time in Anatolia” wins a Cannes award!

Imdb page about the film. Film crew’s photo gallery here. Cannes 2011 | Unce Upon a Time in Anatolia Review | Once Upon A Time In Anatolia All Cannes 2011 winners here.