*OSCAR WINNER* WHIPLASH REVIEW

The verdict is in. It may have won an Oscar BUT did it get a yes from the Mad Movie Ranter? There's only one way to find out. Drum roll, please. An intense psychological thriller + two stellar performances = one happy film goer. One of the better ones. I have to say J.K. Simmons … Continue reading *OSCAR WINNER* WHIPLASH REVIEW

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SELMA REVIEW

David Oyelowo delivers an outstanding performance in this highly watchable biopic. So what is it about? Selma is a chronicle of Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. I am a little ashamed to say that I knew nothing of the Selma March. … Continue reading SELMA REVIEW

TOP 20 BEST FILMS OF 2014 * PART TWO

SO HERE WE ARE . . . AT LAST. The second month into 2015. I know, terrible. For those who are still interested, we have the SECOND PART of my best films of 2014. The top 11-20! Feel free to search through my posts for my top 10. If you want, I can provide them. The best … Continue reading TOP 20 BEST FILMS OF 2014 * PART TWO

*THROWBACK REVIEW* MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN REVIEW

DO. NOT. BOTHER. Jason Reitman pens a delightfully dull and dreary commentary on the woes of social media. Certainly not what I expected. Which worked in one aspect BUT failed on so many others. The recent spate of trailers seemed to market this as a romantic drama seen through the platform of social media i.e. Facebook, … Continue reading *THROWBACK REVIEW* MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN REVIEW

*THROWBACK REVIEW* THE PYRAMID

This film should be buried beneath a pyramid. A little late on posting this one. BUT for good reasons, I was trying to forget that I'd seen it. Another bloody horror movie hits the big screen. Another terrible horror movie wastes my time. A horror film that was shoved in the festive family film season … Continue reading *THROWBACK REVIEW* THE PYRAMID

JUPITER ASCENDING REVIEW

The only place this film is ascending in is my Worst Films of 2015 list. Messy Matrix effects + a moody Mila = one moaning movie goer. I always felt the Wachowskis never could reach the bar they set with The Matrix. The sequels; Reloaded and Revolutions were superb in visual and action set pieces … Continue reading JUPITER ASCENDING REVIEW

THE INTERVIEW REVIEW

The film that nearly caused a ''war''. With hype like that, it was never going to deliver up to it's expectations. BUT it doesn't help that it's just not that great. From the western capitalists that brought you Bad Neighbours and This is the End . . . It really is what you think. Franco and … Continue reading THE INTERVIEW REVIEW