Alper Yıldırım

Alper Yıldırım

not a cinephile, just enjoy movies

Favorite films

  • The White Ribbon
  • Woman in the Dunes
  • Eternity and a Day
  • Blade Runner

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  • Lux Æterna

    ★★

  • Skies of Lebanon

    ★★★★

  • Spring Blossom

    ★★★

  • The American Meme

    ★★½

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  • Spring Blossom

    Spring Blossom

    ★★★

    Though it was a good one, I believe that there was still a room for improvement in the narrative. Also it was very nice to be in a movie theatre after a very long Covid-19 break. 🥳🍻

  • Revolver

    Revolver

    "It is a "thriller" without thrills, constructed in a meaningless jumble of flashbacks and flash-forwards and subtitles and mottos and messages and scenes that are deconstructed, reconstructed and self-destructed. [. . .] It kept turning back on itself, biting its own tail, doubling back through scenes with less and less meaning and purpose, chanting those sayings as if to hammer us down into accepting them." wrote Roger Ebert on Revolver.

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  • Invisible to the Eye

    Invisible to the Eye

    Bu şehr-i Stanbul ki bî-misl ü bahâdır
    Bir sengine yek-pâre Acem mülkü fedâdır

  • Pocket Hercules: Naim Suleymanoglu

    Pocket Hercules: Naim Suleymanoglu

    Ludicrous zoom in/outs, pornographic use of music (one prominent song of 1980 coup d'état), perpetual nationalist propaganda that must be considered in the context of Turkey's political climate. Mustafa Uslu practices a dangerous way of film-making that attempts to do historiography (not only in Cep Herkülü, but also in Ayla and Müslüm) and studiously chooses what to include or exclude in his subject-matter in favour of Turkish nationalism.