Film Magistery #6: Burn After Reading/Age of Bullsh*t

In the sixth episode of Film Magistery Dino talks about the abundance of bullshit today around us and Coens’ underrated film ‘Burn After Reading’ (2008), a tongue-in-cheek spy film about some people who know nothing, but pretend to know a lot. It says a lot about the cultural and interpersonal condition of the modern society today.
We ask what bullshit is and why is there so much of it around us.

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Harry Frankfurt, On Bullshit, 2005.

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Film Magistery #5: The Fountain/Eternal Love

In the fifth episode of Film Magistery the subject is eternal love (and human existence). As the reference is used Darren Aronofsky’s beautifully shot and edited film The Fountain (2006) with excellent performances by Rachel Weisz and Hugh Jackman.

Is love truly eternal, and is it the hidden knowledge just beyond our perception and physical reality? What if we can live forever?

When I started my little podcast project called Film Magistery, my initial thought was to keep it as a part of my personal website But my dear wife suggested around Christmas time to move it to its own website. I thought a little bit about it and I realized that is really good idea, and that I should for once try not to put every project I have on a single site. And so, as a result, Film Magistery has a new physical and spiritual home at its own domain –

I will continue publish single posts about the podcast episodes since the podcast is registered on this website, but the essential and most updated information about Film Magistery will be on

The best films in 2016

Every year I am making a list of all films I watched during that period, but this time I will do something else. Since I have changed my way of recording which films I watched during the year (it is now digitized and online), I will no longer post here the long list of all the films I watched during the year. However, I will make a list of the best films I watched, so here’s the list of the best films I watched in 2016 (some of them I watched before).

The Thin Red Line 10/10
The New World 10/10
The Lives of Others 10/10
The Turin Horse 10/10
The Witch 9/10
The Double Life of Veronique 9/10
To the Wonder 9/10
El Sur 9/10
The Tree of Life 9/10
A Short Film About Love 9/10
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days 9/10
Arrival 9/10
Stories We Tell 9/10
The Straight Story 9/10
Amarcord 9/10
I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House 9/10

As you can see, 16 films received 4 or 5 Avdibeg stars, which is actually a new record. Normally I gave only one or two, but the difference is that I really focused more on quality this year.