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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 »

Justice League – Motion Picture Maniac

Justice League! It’s finally here, a movie I was very much looking forward to as a fan of comic books and the movies based on them, a Snyder apologist and proud defender of the DCEU thus far, what we have is a superhero team-up movie featuring Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash and Cyborg going up against a big ... Read More »

Grosse Point Geek – Justice League

With the world in mourning after the death of Superman, a guilt ridden Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) sets about assembling a team of  super warriors to combat galactic mega villain Steppenwolf  and his army of Parademons  – who are hell bent on a mission to retrieve three ancient all powerful mother boxes  and put an end to life on Earth. After the extremely divisive ... Read More »

Jigsaw – Motion Picture Maniac

Looking back now, I’m not sure the Saw franchise was ever really all that bad, sure some instalments were better than others and many had instances that were just flat out garbage, but I can’t help but have the tiniest bit of respect for a series of nasty and grimy horror films that were quite well woven together as far ... Read More »

The Snowman – Motion Picture Maniac

I am at a complete loss for words, Michael Fassbender is a terrific actor, in fact the entire cast of The Snowman is rather impressive, Tomas Alfredson is a perfectly capable director and I hear the source material is rather good. So why then, after the credits to this absolute disaster of a film begin rolling, am I left with ... Read More »

Grosse Point Geek – Thor Ragnarok

Returning from an eternity of banishment, Hela the Goddess of Death (Cate Blanchett) invades Asgard, wipes out its armies , and declares herself Queen of the Nine Realms. The only one who can stop her is Thor (Chris Hemsworth)  -who unfortunately gets his arse royally kicked early on, loses his hammer  and is blasted to the farthest reaches of the universe. There he finds himself on the the junk planet ... Read More »

Snow Steam Iron – Motion Picture Maniac

I recall Roger Ebert’s review of Cloud Atlas in which he stated that, even after more than one viewing, he still had no idea what it was about but that was the very thing he admired about it; he liked being bewildered by it. That is pretty much how I feel about Zack Snyder’s 4-minute short film Snow Steam Iron, ... Read More »

Grosse Point Geek – Blade Runner 2049

K (Ryan Gosling)- an LAPD “Blade Runner” (i.e a cop who tracks and kills runaway artificial humans known as Replicants) – makes a startling discovery that could, in the words of his boss (Robin Wright) “break the world”. Disobeying orders, his investigations lead him to an underground group of rogue replicants and a certain long retired Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford). Released ... Read More »