manthosk

The rating is either 5-stars (if it’s of the highest quality/a work of art) or like (if it’s a good film/a joy).

Favorite films

  • A Brighter Summer Day
  • Cries and Whispers
  • Stalker
  • Seven Samurai

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  • Winter Sleep

    ★★★★★

  • Naked

    ★★★★★

  • Rust and Bone

    ★★★★★

  • Paris, 13th District

    ★★★★★

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  • Winter Sleep

    Winter Sleep

    ★★★★★

    Man has always displayed an unconditional need for beauty inseparable from his history; without it as Dostoevsky poignantly suggests, he would perhaps not wish to go on living at all. The creations of art thus immediately become “idols”, objects of worship, “because the need for beauty develops more strongly when man is in disaccord with reality, in discordance, in struggle, that is, when he lives most fully, for the moment at which man lives most fully is when he is…

  • Rust and Bone

    Rust and Bone

    ★★★★★

    One of the very best ever made.

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  • Mank

    Mank

    ★★★★★

    In awe with Fincher, he’s just the best in his job. From a technical point alone (who cares), Mank is one of the most exceptionally directed films I’ve ever seen.
    As for its heart and soul, in the first hour or so I was not sure whether it is that special. In the end though? Deserves that big M word which I’m so afraid to write; I need to let that warm, embracing, full filling Cinematic tipsiness sink in for…

  • Malmkrog

    Malmkrog

    ★★★★★

    Rationalism and moral relativism vs faith, progressive vs absurd, new world vs old world. Malmkrog was an out of nowhere tremendous, thunderous, colossal cinematic experience that I couldn’t see it coming.

    It’s not just the wonderful and top mise en scene since The Assassin, or the painstaking detail its fabric is made of or the immaculate staging out of a Tarkovsky film (I can’t believe I’m saying this), or the sociopolitically phenomenal era and place Cristi Puiu chose to kaleidoscopically…