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Obituary: Carrie Fisher 1960 – 2016

Actress and writer Carrie Fisher has died at the age of 60 years old. She suffered a heart attack on 23 December on a flight from London to Los Angeles before passing away four days later on 27 December. Fisher will forever be associated with the [...]

December 29, 2016

Movies In Focus’ Top 20 Horror Films

It’s very difficult to distill something into a list of ‘bests’. However, sometimes it’s good to take stock of something and evaluate the quality, trying to understand what it should or shouldn’t be. I’ve been writing about films for a [...]

October 30, 2016

Criticism Vs Creativity: From Film Critic To Screenwriter  

Imagine this: You spend a decade reviewing films, critiquing every aspect from the script to direction to the musical score. You praise some, criticise others, sometimes doing so with a sense of self-congratulatory smugness. How you laugh and guffaw [...]

September 7, 2016

Obituary: Gene Wilder 1933-2016

The majestic Gene Wilder has died at the age of 83 years old. The comedian was a live wire, a true genius who was able to add a certain amount of zing and pizzazz to everything he was in. Sadly, Wilder passed away due to complications from [...]

August 30, 2016

CAPRICIOUS: From Page To Screen

The seeds of Capricious first came from director Jordan Handford, which led to a conversation between us both where we discussed a rough concept for a short film. The ongoing discussions grew into meetings, copious notes flitting back and forth and [...]

August 29, 2016

Dear Michael Bay, Please Stop Making TRANSFORMERS Movies

Michael, I saw the above photograph and felt the need to say something. You don’t need the Transformers franchise. I know the films have grossed billions at the box office and they’ve enabled you to play with hundreds of millions of [...]

June 25, 2016

Obituary: Alan Rickman 1946 – 2016

Alan Rickman, the acclaimed stage and screen actor has died from cancer at the age of 69. Rickman made movies better. No matter the film, no matter the role, Rickman delivered on a level that only the best actors can. He was able to cover a [...]

January 14, 2016

Obituary: David Bowie 1947 – 2016

Musician, actor and cultural trendsetter David Bowie has died from cancer at the age of 69. Bowie was one of the few artists who managed to legitimately transcend pop consciousness – he was his own thing. He was David Bowie. Born David Jones [...]

January 11, 2016

The Movies In Focus Recap Of MAYHEM 2015

Mayhem 2015 delivered beyond expectations. The horror/sci-fi festival at Nottingham’s Broadway Cinema offered-up a wide selection of genre movies as well as a live reading of the lost Hammer film, The Unquenchable Thirst Of Dracula. Movies in [...]

October 25, 2015

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