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Review: Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

In Nuri Bilge Ceylan's minimalist "Eastern," the Leone-esque title seems ironic, as a team of bumbling investigators spend hours driving through the Anatolian wasteland searching for the grave of a murder victim.
Driving through the wasteland
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 11, 2012

Review: Envy

The MFA's Turkish Film Festival opens with Zeki Demirkubuz's stark and deliberate meditation on the title vice. Who envies who, however, becomes clear only gradually, and the reason for the malignancy remains, as in the case of Iago, inexplicable.
Who envies who? You'll want to stick around to find out
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 18, 2011

Review: Bosphorus

I've given up trying every crème brûlée or fried calamari in the Boston metro area; that would be akin to taking on the labors of Hercules.
A coming-out party for Turkish food in Boston
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  March 18, 2011

Review: Noodles 102

Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity — life is frittered away by too-fancy restaurants, to paraphrase Harry Thoreau if he were famished and looking for a good, quick meal.
Simply delicious
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 25, 2011


On one side of the scales, Nadeau's Law: "Never eat anything famous." On the other side, chef-owner Huseyin Akgun, who really ought to be famous for his cooking at the original Beacon Hill Istanbul Cafe, the bigger one in Allston, and some other spots i
Tasty Turkish cuisine that earns its fame
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  January 21, 2011

Review: Soul Kitchen

Fatih Akin's past few films ( Head-On , The Edge of Heaven ) have been brilliant and moving but also a little downbeat and depressing.
Fatih Akin lightens up
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 27, 2010