Bilge Ebiri

Bilge Ebiri (/ˈbɪlɡə ɛˈbɪəri/; born 1973 in York) is an American journalist and filmmaker.[citation needed] His first feature film, a comedy thriller entitled New Guy, was released in 2004.

Bilge Ebiri
Alma materYale University
OccupationFilm critic and filmmaker
EmployerVillage Voice

Early life and educationEdit

Ebiri studied film at Yale University, where his thesis film Bad Neighborhood won the Lamar Prize for Achievement in Film.[citation needed]


After graduation, Ebiri worked as an assistant director for Russian director Nikita Mikhalkov on The Barber of Siberia.[citation needed]

He both wrote and directed New Guy, his debut feature.[1] Time Out called it "broadly predictable and increasingly one note, but passable sadistic fun."[2] In 2003 he wrote, directed, and co-produced the low-budget feature film New Guy. It was released in 2004, and, after positive reviews in The New York Times and Variety, had a successful theatrical run in New York City. It was released on DVD in 2005 by Vanguard Cinema.[citation needed]

He became the lead critic at the Village Voice in February 2016.[3]


  • Bad Neighborhood (1995)
  • Infernal Racket (1996)
  • New Guy (2003)
  • Purse Snatcher (2006)
  • Görünmeyen (2011)


  1. ^ Harvey, Dennis (March 18, 2003). "New Guy". Variety. Retrieved December 19, 2018.
  2. ^ "New Guy". Time Out. Retrieved December 19, 2018.
  3. ^ Adams, Sam (February 25, 2016). "Bilge Ebiri Will Be the Village Voice's New Film Critic". IndieWire. Retrieved December 19, 2018.

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