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Review: Maniac (2012)

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***THIS REVIEW WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED ON THE HOLLYWOOD NEWS, HERE***

Director: Franck Khalfoun.

Starring: Elijah Wood, Nora Arnezeder, Megan Duffy, America Olivo.

Running Time: 89 minutes.

Certificate: 18.

SynopsisFrank (Elijah Wood) is an attractive yet awkward shop owner with a fetish for scalps. As his mental state worsens when a young artist, Anna (Nora Arnezeder) enters his life, his potent thirst for blood threatens to ruin any chance of a normal friendship.

Opening to slick city streets and electronic beats, Franck Khalfoun’s remake of William Lustig’s 1980 cult horror is reminiscent of the Los Angeles presented in Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive. But don’t be fooled, as the contemporary city setting is soon unveiled as a dirty, dangerous place where the days are bathed in claustrophobic greyish hues and not even an apartment corridor or parking lot is safe. Continue reading

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The 23rd Annual Producers Guild Awards – Winners

Sorry to be boring, but I honestly don’t see how anything will trump The Artist when it comes to Best Picture next month. The PGA are the latest to love it and with the nominations due tomorrow, it’s clear to see that it’s going to be leading the pack. The PGA bumped off Rango for Tintin in the animated (I’ve run out of patience with this argument….) category and have upset the seemingly straightforward race in the Best Documentary category. Check out their winners below: Continue reading