Category Archives: Film Review

Favorite Films of 2014

I have divided the films into three sections; Masterpieces are those films that I consider them as my favorite films of this year, they are lined up by most favorite to least (Yes, a Richard Linklater film is yet again … Continue reading

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Favorite Horror Films

 For your viewing pleasure in horror, here are my favorite horror films (Arranged by date) Posle smerti aka After Death (Yevgeni Bauer, 1915) Yevgeni Bauer is closes to Chekhov of all the silent Russian filmmaker, for his stories are about … Continue reading

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I Want to Live: Documentary Film on Kurdish Refugees from Rojava in Kurdistan

Here are some still from my documentary feature film on the life of Shndar;  A Kurdish refugees from Rojava in West Kurdistan (Syrian Kurdistan) now living in South Kurdistan in a camp. He fled the the recent ISIS attacks upon … Continue reading

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Film Diary and Favorite Films of 2013

Looking back at my film diary for 2013; I managed to watch more than 398 films, wrote more than 96,000 words in my Film Diary, and as I always say, “Not bad, but could have been more”, it could have … Continue reading

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The Films of Aleksei German

A while ago, Aleksei German passed away from kidney failure in a hospital in Saint-Peterberg, for the past seven years, he was working on his unfinished masterpiece, History of the Arkanar Massacre aka Hard to Be a God, based on … Continue reading

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Yilmaz Guney

76 years ago, on April 1, 1937, Yilmaz Guney was born: He  was born in the small village of Yenice near Adana in North Kurdistan under occupation of Turkey, to a peasant Kurdish family and went on to become a … Continue reading

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2012: Film Diary

  Looking back at my film diary for 2012: I managed to watch 384 films, that is more than an average of one film per day, not bad, could have been more. Beside films, read many books, watched every single … Continue reading

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The Cinema of Nicholas Ray

After watching Nicholas Ray’s Bitter Victory in 1958, a young French critic by the name of Jean-Luc Godard was moved so much by the film, that he declared; “There was theater (Griffith), poetry (Murnau), painting (Rossellini), dance (Eisenstein), music (Renoir). … Continue reading

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Chris Marker (1921-2012): Let the Image Speak

Here is to Chris Marker, another giant of French New Wave, who left us on the day of his birthday 😦 Here is to my first encounter with his cinema, to La Jetee (1962), “the story of a man who … Continue reading

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Saul Bass: Vertigo in Design

I wrote the following essay for my Graphic Design class at Watkins.  Saul Bass, the man who designed some of my favorite titles for films, was born on May 8, 1920 in New York City, he studied at the Art Student’s … Continue reading

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