Review: “The Promise”

“The Promise” – “There are churches and mosques like you wouldn’t believe.” In 1914 Constantinople, this is Mikael Boghosian’s (Oscar Isaac) reaction to Turkey’s most prominent city.  Although cultural differences can be a source of tension and divisiveness, Turks and Armenians live in relative harmony during this time, not only in this massive cultural center, [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:04:22-07:00April 21st, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “The Ottoman Lieutenant”

“The Ottoman Lieutenant” – When someone brings up WWI in conversation with me - and quite frankly, it is usually pertaining to a movie like “Paths of Glory” (1957) or “Legends of the Fall” (1994) - brutal trench warfare in Western Europe immediately comes to mind.  Poison gas, barbed wire and chewed up bodies scattered [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:04:56-07:00March 10th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Mustang”

"Mustang" - “Time misspent in youth is sometimes all the freedom one ever has.”  - Anita Brookner For five giggling, smiling and likable sisters - ranging in ages roughly between 9 and 16 - they “misspend” their time like any other group of schoolgirls.  On one particular day after school - in their small, coastal [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:10:07-07:00January 5th, 2016|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments