Maniac (2018)
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Owen and Annie meet again as a disgraced Icelandic spy and a CIA operative who helps him. Greta implores James to shut down the trial.

Director:

Cary Joji Fukunaga
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Emma Stone ... Annie Landsberg
Jonah Hill ... Owen Milgrim
Justin Theroux ... Dr. James K. Mantleray
Sonoya Mizuno ... Dr. Azumi Fujita
Sally Field ... Dr. Greta Mantleray
Julia Garner ... Ellie Landsberg
Billy Magnussen ... Jed Milgrim
Allyce Beasley ... 11
Kathleen Choe ... 3
Lev Gorn ... Sokolov
Stephen Hill ... 7
Danny Hoch ... 5
James Monroe Iglehart ... Carl
Sean Meehan ... General Nathan Banner
Louis Arcella ... Portuguese General
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Owen and Annie meet again as a disgraced Icelandic spy and a CIA operative who helps him. Greta implores James to shut down the trial.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi

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TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 2018 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The opening scene, where Owen answers questions before a NATO assembly, seems to be set in the 1950's, as out-of-date flags are used for Canada, Greece, and the US (we see the 48-star flag, which ceased to be the official flag in 1959). The map of world confirms this time frame, as it shows a united USSR, and a divided Germany. See more »

Quotes

Snorri Agnarsson: Who are these people?
Ruth Cavey: I call 'em inner demons.
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Connections

References Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) See more »

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where's your accent..
3 July 2019 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

Maniac

Maniac is a character driven mini-series about two unique personas that decides to go under a scientific experiment and finds themselves bonding and exploring a newer world together. Created by Fukunaga and Sommerville, this sci-fi drama won't let you think that it is merely a series, for its set-pieces, production and art design along with jaw dropping visual effects gives you the apt cinematic experience.

Along with these rich technical aspects, its comic based background score and stunning cinematography celebrates and justifies this tricky and twisted concept. The narrative is often stretched and too thin, but has gripping and adaptive structure to hold on to and since its premise allows it to jump from one illusion to another, its sub-plots and short stories are enough to attain the satisfying closure in each episodes.

The zest to tell an honest and uncompromising tale fuels this sometimes emotionally shallow drama into a more raunchy and gut wrenching tale whose credit goes to none other than Fukunaga whose precision is far beyond one's imagination, he can easily surprise you through his sharp insight of the character's perspective. His creative world actually runs on subconscious thoughts and the major strength of his, is to not only fiddling with those characters but also the viewers where the entire frame of the screen along with props and background score that are used competently.

Stone has emotions on the surface and with her expressive portrayal of a disturbed girl is amazing and on the other hand Hill is more reserved and subtle and addition to that, the supporting cast like Theroux and Field too delivers. The dark humor that runs smoothly which not only draws laugh but can scare you at times, the sweat drop precision of Fukunaga and the metaphorical concept that literally is imputed in each frame, are the high points of the mini-series.

Utangatta

Whenever they seem to meddle with you be blending in both the so-called world, it creates a havoc where still those bullets might not hurt, but its potential to wander off boldly and "confronting" it with if be cheesy than be it cheesy, substance.


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