Manan Maheshwari

Manan Maheshwari

Favorite films

  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
  • Berserk
  • The Piano Teacher
  • Taste of Cherry

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  • One Piece: Defeat the Pirate Ganzak!

    ★★★½

  • Anthony Jeselnik: Caligula

    ★★★

  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

    ★★★★

  • Anthony Jeselnik: Fire in the Maternity Ward

    ★★★½

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  • One Piece: Defeat the Pirate Ganzak!

    One Piece: Defeat the Pirate Ganzak!

    ★★★½

    I have started the long journey of watching One Piece. I don't know if I can finish it to the end. Let's see!

  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

    Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

    ★★★★

    I absolutely adored this the first time I watched this. This became my favorite anime instantly. Rewatching it was a pretty fulfilling experience too, but I couldn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would.

    The first half is very fast-paced, and the anime becomes slow as it progresses, with the last 10-12 episodes being extremely slow. I think that there was easily room for reducing the whole series by ten episodes. But still, I will always cherish this…

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  • Friends: The Reunion

    Friends: The Reunion

    ★★★★½

    I first watched Friends when I was in 11th Class, and I loved it. Indeed, I have evolved since then, and I think I wouldn't like the show if I watch it now. When The Reunion was announced, I was not at all excited about the idea, and I expected it to be a boring, cringy, and cliche episode, but I liked this. It was the nostalgia of enjoying something back when I was younger. I was all set to…

  • The Piano Teacher

    The Piano Teacher

    ★★★★★

    This is my second Haneke after 'The Seventh Continent,' and I think I now know what Haneke is capable of. Such complexity at so many levels, the cinematography, the direction, and Isabelle Hupert make this film one of the best films I have ever watched. The way Haneke has delved into the topics of psychosexual desires and dominance, and gender, Haneke could easily be a psychologist.
    This needs multiple watches.

    After all, love is built on banal things.