Onur Ünsal on Hamlet

Moda Sahnesi is famous for its thought-provoking plays, warm atmophere, and its controversial adaptation of Hamlet. It was first staged over a year ago, and since then, it has received various comments. In this rather avant-garde adaptation, Onur Ünsal, a 29-year-old thespian, plays the title role. Below, you can read what Ünsal thinks about his character, the play, and theContinue reading “Onur Ünsal on Hamlet”

Commentary on Iago from William Shakespeare’s Othello

William Shakespeare’s Othello is about the destruction of the title character, Othello, by a cunning schemer named Iago. Through the play, Iago gradually succeeds in turning people against each other. Iago is a very impressive character not only because Shakespeare has written a dimensional antagonist but also because Iago is very menacing and deceitful withContinue reading “Commentary on Iago from William Shakespeare’s Othello”

The Normal Heart (2014) / Ryan Murphy

Some movies give you a pleasant landscape, some a confusing story, and some give you the truth. The truth is often ugly, and the movie demands you to face it. Even though The Normal Heart is a very absorbing movie, the truth it presents is so disturbing that sometimes you might need to pause itContinue reading “The Normal Heart (2014) / Ryan Murphy”

Transcendence (2014) / Wally Pfister

The Oscar-winner cinematographer Wally Pfister’s directorial debut, Transcendence unites Johnny Depp and Paul Bettany for the second time after The Tourist. While Cillian Murphy and the voice of reason, Morgan Freeman have small parts in the motion picture; Rebecca Hall plays the woman who changes the rules of the game. In this case the gameContinue reading “Transcendence (2014) / Wally Pfister”