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Bilge Ebiri

Bilge Ebiri is a film critic for the Village Voice. His writing has also appeared in New York magazine, Rolling Stone, and the New York Times, among other publications.

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Graduation: Where Are You, Romeo?
Graduation: Where Are You, Romeo?

About halfway through Cristian Mungiu’s Graduation (2016), Dr. Romeo Aldea (Adrian Titieni) finds himself in a patch of woods in the middle of the night, crying. It’s a surprisingly vulnerable moment for a protagonist who is usually all business.…

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Law of the Border: Breaking Boundaries and Building Bridges
Law of the Border: Breaking Boundaries and Building Bridges

By turns gritty and lyrical, this portrait of the Syria-Turkey border brings together two pioneers of Turkish cinema.

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Walking with Scorsese
Walking with Scorsese

An exhibition at New York’s Museum of the Moving Image explores Martin Scorsese’s creative process, his deep personal connection to his films, and his lifelong cinephilia.

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Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams: Quiet Devastation
Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams: Quiet Devastation

Akira Kurosawa lays bare his deepest fears in this visually astonishing interpretation of folklore, myth, and the director’s own dreams and memories.

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The Fisher King: In the Kingdom of the Imperfect
The Fisher King: In the Kingdom of the Imperfect

Terry Gilliam touches down in the real world for the first time with this fanciful tale of blurred class boundaries in New York City.

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Dry Summer: The Laws of Nature
Dry Summer: The Laws of Nature

Metin Erksan’s shocking and sensuous tale of greed and rural life was part of a vibrant Turkish cinema of the fifties and sixties.

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Three Outlaw Samurai: The Disloyal Bunch
Three Outlaw Samurai: The Disloyal Bunch

For nearly three decades, Hideo Gosha (1929–1992) made some of the most explosive, artful, and original films in Japanese cinema. Along the way, he also became one of his country’s most established and acclaimed filmmakers. But his reputation in …

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