Engin Ertan

Engin Ertan

Favorite films

  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Suspiria
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
  • Pink Flamingos

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  • Ivo

    ★★

  • I Saw the TV Glow

    ★★★

  • Shambhala

    ★★

  • Architecton

    ★★½

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  • Love Lies Bleeding

    Love Lies Bleeding

    ★★★★

    Exactly what I needed at 9am. A violent, fun, super sexy genre mash-up set in 1989. Both Stewart and O'Brian are great in it, so is Harris. The score by Clint Mansell is very enjoyable, the soundtrack is perfect (Throbbing Gristle, Patrick Cowley, Suicide) and there's even a montage sequence set to Gina X Performance's Nice Mover.
    The best film I've seen at the Berlinale 2024 so far.

  • Poor Things

    Poor Things

    ★★★★

    Watching this felt like a nostalgia trip back to 90s: Terry Gilliam, Jeunet & Caro, Quay Brothers, early Guy Maddin, Mark Romanek's music videos for NIN, the music video for The Smashing Pumpkins' Tonight, Tonight (and yeah, of course most of these were inspired by Méliès and Zeman already). Albeit a bit basic as a female empowerment story, overall this is as enjoyable as a mainstream film can get nowadays. Well done Yorgos!

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  • It's a Sin

    It's a Sin

    ★★

    Russell T. Davies uses the same formula he came up with for Queer as Folk, and it works really well the first few episodes with likeable characters, but -in my humble opinion- the heavier the subject matter gets, it becomes more and more tedious. While discussing the AIDS plague, instead of focusing on the evil pharmaceutical companies or Thatcher politics (yes, they are thrown in here and there for sure), the series gets lost on poking at the failures of…

  • The Beast

    The Beast

    ★★★★½

    Bonello goes Lynch (Mulholland Drive, Lost Highway) and Godard (Week End)... While his superambitious magnum opus about "the end" might not be as flawless as the masterpieces it is inspired by, the result is still fascinating most of the time. On the other hand, if you have read the source novella by Henry James, this is a super inventive, almost genius adaptation. Definitely one of the year's best!