What Did I Watch This June

  Winterlight (1963) “God why have you created me so eternally dissatisfied? So bitter, so frightened? Why must I realize how wretched I am? Why must I suffer so hellishly for my insignificance?” This is my number one film for the June by Ingmar Bergman. The film’s theme mainly revolves around characters’ common reaction against... Continue Reading →

Plague of the 21st Century: Anxiety

Anxiety began with a traumatic experience that I rejected to face with. I should say that first step to ease my anxiety was acceptance. I accepted that something was going wrong with me. I was constantly feeling suffocated with a heart beating so fast that it woke me up from my sleep. Before I begin... Continue Reading →

Heart is Calm

We took our backpacks and went on a pursuit of happiness. We gave sacrifices at the foots of what we valued the most, yet we returned heart still fast, foot swollen and soul anxious. Even more disillusioned, because happiness was not a treasure hunt. You cannot dig holes with a map in your hands, and... Continue Reading →

Yet The Heart Beats Fast

The Death Of a Salesman came in with the mail a week ago. As I began to read it, I found it incredibly hard to focus on the play. A piece of paper that the previous owner forgot in the book, considering that it is she,  made me think about her. “I turn to you... Continue Reading →

Commodification of Time in Michael Ende’s Momo

 Materialization of time and remarks of consumerism in Michael Ende’s Momo   Momo is a homeless girl, who runs away from orphanage to an uncertain city where Momo takes place. The plot mainly adopts Momo’s adventures of gaining the stolen time back from the time-thieves, who are called  “The Grey Gentlemen”. Those Gentlemen continue to... Continue Reading →

Interview with Mehmet N. Arkan

            After watching Sylvia for the first time, one dancer took my attention, and he was Mehmet Nuri Arkan. Although I did not know the names of the dancers, I checked the board on which the cast was presented. The reason why he caught my attention was I always thought ballet as a disciplined dance... Continue Reading →

Bir Yaz Gecesi Rüyası

Must watch in February:  Bir Yaz Gecesi Rüyası Bir Yaz Gecesi Rüyası is a modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream. Although play’s plot was different than its original version, infact while watching it you feel as if you are reading some passages from Tempest for some of the scenes, what made it more... Continue Reading →

Over the Garden Wall

Over The Garden Wall, owner of the Annie Award in the category of Best Animated TV/Broadcast Production for Children’s Audience and Outstanding Achievement, Directing in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production, is a very heart-warming animation created by Patrick McHale who is also the creator of Adventure Time and The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack. It is a... Continue Reading →

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