A Lifetime in Film 1989 #13: Don’t Let Them Shoot The Kite

Prolific Turkish filmmaker Tunç Basaran's recent passing in late 2019 came as sad news for a film industry that is finally making a considerable mark on an international level. His 1989 film Don't Let Them Shoot The Kite is a small drama that has quietly become a part of the zeitgeist of modern Turkish cinema and, therefore, … Continue reading A Lifetime in Film 1989 #13: Don’t Let Them Shoot The Kite

A Lifetime in Film 1989 #14: Say Anything…

"I want to get hurt!" So declares Lloyd Dobler in the beginning of Cameron Crowe's accidental masterpiece Say Anything... It's a line that, like pretty much everything else in the film, is direct, real and relatable. As played by John Cusack, Lloyd is a hard-headed, aimless, but endlessly lovable high school grad looking for meaning … Continue reading A Lifetime in Film 1989 #14: Say Anything…