Ergüven does not hold back on the social commentary: the oppression of women, especially young women, and the unfaltering fascination with their purity is at the forefront.
While there should be an effort to improve diversity in cinema today, there was never a moment in “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” that didn't feel authentic to its inspirations or locations.
Just as the narrative is cyclical, so is the imagery.
Like a cinematic dick-measuring contest, each scene seems like an attempt to be more masculine than the scene before.
The movie theater has lost its privileged place within society.
Daily Film Writers predicted who will win the Academy Awards this year and who SHOULD.
I don’t believe I’m inhuman, but I have been desensitized.
Lechner emphasized that the “city should be a character itself.”
Nowadays, few directors prioritize filming on-site, as audiences willingly accept the idea of feigned locations.
“Dad, I want to be like her. I want to win for Best Original Screenplay.”