Monthly Archives: March 2016


Son of Saul – 7

2016-03-08T02:08:43+00:00March 8th, 2016|Reviews|

Points for style and technique, as the whole film is shot in claustrophobic, hand-held close-focus, always looking at or through the eyes of the mesmeric, or mesmerized, Saul. When a truck is on the road and we see green trees pass by, the color takes us aback. What was missing, for me, was any empathy [...]

Mustang – 6

2016-03-08T01:53:51+00:00March 8th, 2016|Reviews|

As I watched, I couldn't figure out where the film was going, and at the end I was convinced that the director didn't know either. Maybe it was just a diary of what life is like for women in repressive, backwards Turkey - horrible to imagine in a NATO nation in this day and age. [...]