Doruk Çetin

Doruk Çetin

If there's any kind of magic in this world it must be in the attempt of understanding someone sharing something.

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  • Y Tu Mamá También

    Y Tu Mamá También

    I don’t know why it took me just over a year to run through my ramblings, but here I go. I was quite overwhelmed when the film has ended and wanted to talk to someone about it. The easiest way was just reading the reviews on Letterboxd, so I may or may not be reiterating what has been said before more eloquently.

    The first act of the film felt slow for me with an abundance of side characters and I…

  • Oslo, August 31st

    Oslo, August 31st

    One of the most human films I have ever watched. I felt the urge to listen closely, in hopes to understand and resolve the people in it. It was easy for me to relate to maybe every person in this movie —both sides of all the dialogue— but I could not see myself coming to terms with these feelings, theirs and mine. What breaks me the most is this. One day was not enough, a lifetime won't be either.


Popular reviews

  • The Bakery Girl of Monceau

    The Bakery Girl of Monceau

    I very much envy how people in Rohmer's films have plenty of time to ponder and pursue love.

    A pleasant introduction to Rohmer’s cinema, with a grounded and self-contained screenplay. The auteur skillfully both shows and tells: voiceover narration adds a layer to the relationships of the characters and the film easily reads like a short story. I also enjoyed occasional close-ups that gave us more of the actors.

  • Cloverfield


    Originally written as a part of this list.

    We watch how a catastrophe affects the lives of ordinary men and women. We are unaware of who the adversary is, how it ended up in our world and what to do against it, except running away. Although we are drawing a similarity to works of Lovecraft here, all of these can be said -more or less- for the whole Kaiju genre where a giant monster attacks a city. But the fact…