Manny Rothman

Manny Rothman


Favorite films

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • A Ghost Story
  • It's Such a Beautiful Day

Recent activity

  • The Green Knight

  • The Green Knight

  • Twin Peaks: The Return

  • Being John Malkovich


Recent reviews

  • Minari


    Rewatched in a theater, which was weird. This woman kept coughing a few rows behind me. She spent the whole 2nd act coughing and clearing her throat. Everyone around me kept looking at each other, using their eyes to communicate: “this is weird, right?” and “she doesn’t sound ok,” and “she’s making me want to cough.”

    This movie is ok. The loud cougher didn’t help. At least there were subtitles.

  • Dying of the Light

    Dying of the Light

    Through the use of layered psychedelic visuals and intense sound effects, Schrader successfully salvaged his unfinished work Dying of the Light. Sharing stylistic elements akin to Godard, Hertzfeldt, and Kubrick, Schrader tastefully heightened his uninteresting screenplay. Schrader’s manipulations of Dark gave its original screenplay a fair amount of purpose and value by putting the viewer inside of the protagonist’s deteriorating mind.

    Dark is a prime example of how powerful film editing can be.

Popular reviews

  • Black Swan

    Black Swan


    I’m pretty sure I had goosebumps during 95% of this film — mostly due to the incredible twisted, Dalí-like conversations Aronofsky uses throughout his films. Such a chilling watch.

  • Playtime


    An absolute rush. Terrible that this kind of film will never find its way outside of an art gallery.