Motion Picture Maniac

Motion Picture Maniac

The 15:17 To Paris – Motion Picture Maniac

I’m having trouble comprehending what the hell just happened, I like Clint Eastwood, both as an actor and as a filmmaker, even regarding some of his less popular stuff, I actually liked J. Edgar for example, I thought Jersey Boys was good fun and I disagree that American Sniper is nothing if not obnoxious propaganda. He’s got a smooth visual ... Read More »

Black Panther – Motion Picture Maniac

In quick summary form – Black Panther is perfectly fine, it’s not one of the best Marvel films, it’s not one of the worst, I don’t think it’s quite as good as everyone has been saying thus far (made worse by the fact that it’s come out straight off the success of the fantastic Thor: Ragnarok) but it works as ... Read More »

Hostiles – Motion Picture Maniac

You know a film means business when it has an opening scene like that of Hostiles, we’re used to westerns somewhat sugar-coating the historical relationship between “Cowboys & Indians” and how truly volatile it really was (the reason movies like Soldier Blue cause such a stir upon release). But Hostiles lets you know, right from the get go, just how ... Read More »

Downsizing – Motion Picture Maniac

Let me start off by saying – I get it, I am all for saving the planet, Mother nature is screaming at us to do something about our continuous battering of her Earthly resources and it doesn’t help that the most powerful man in the world at the moment is childishly refusing to believe such problems even exist; probably the ... Read More »

The Best & Worst Of 2017 – Motion Picture Maniac

Remember when the disappointment that was 2016 ended and we all toasted to 2017 hopefully proving to be better? Didn’t exactly meet expectations did it? Last year many of our favourite celebrities passed away, this year many of those left have turned out to be sex offenders – go team. But anyway, just like last year I’ve had to stretch ... Read More »

The Star Wars Holiday Special – Motion Picture Maniac

  I watched the Star Wars Holiday Special from beginning to end… I mean I actually went and did it, I actively sought this beast out, sat there and watched it; may God have mercy on my soul. Just imagine James Franco’s face in 127 hours immediately after he finishes removing his arm and you’ll get a pretty good picture ... Read More »

Battle Of The Sexes – Motion Picture Maniac

You know those movies that make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside? Battle Of The Sexes is one of those films for me, and yet I am surprised, it does things I’m not usually crazy about when present in other films but I didn’t care anywhere near as much this time around; Battle Of The Sexes is an entertaining, ... Read More »

The Florida Project – Motion Picture Maniac

There are quite a few films kicking about that I really like but have been accused by others of being too short in the plot department, my philosophy has always been to ask why films have to all follow the exact same rules found in a book written by some old guy gushing about Tarkovsky and Eisenstein; probably with a ... Read More »

Zack Snyder Retrospective – Motion Picture Maniac

Do you want the absolute gospel truth, not only do I think Zack Snyder is one of, if not the most, underrated director of all time, I also think he’s one of the best directors currently working today. If you ask me, it seems his reputation as the most polarising filmmaker of the 21st century has nothing to do with, ... Read More »