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Understanding The Films Of Woody Allen

Few filmmakers have a work ethic (or cause controversy) quite like Woody Allen. The writer/director/actor almost consistently delivers a new film every year – a hugely impressive feat for a man who is now 85 years old. Allen is a perfect [...]

September 5, 2020

Biff! Bam! Pow! BATMAN

Debuting on US television in 1966, Batman was a phenomenon, its high camp and star-studded villains (Julie Newmar, Frank Gorshin, Caesar Romero and Vincent Price to name a few) made it a hit with adults and children alike. Partnered with Burt [...]

August 17, 2020

A Look Back At Christopher Nolan’s DARK KNIGHT Trilogy

Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins took The Dark Knight and transported Bob Kane and Bill Finger’s iconic creation into the real world. Hauling characters such as Ras Al Ghoul and The Scarecrow into the narrative enhanced the psychological ante [...]

July 29, 2020

The Legendary Ennio Morricone Dies At The Age Of 91

The great Ennio Morricone has died at the age of 91. The Italian film composer sadly passed away in Rome following complications from a fall. Morricone was probably best known for his work with Sergio Leone, the most famous being the 1966 Clint [...]

July 6, 2020

Why Mel Gibson Is Still A FORCE OF NATURE

The mighty Mel Gibson‘s latest release, Force Of Nature (read the Movies In Focus review) proves he’s still a movie star to be reckoned with and that he can still command the screen like few actors. Gibson might have supporting part [...]

June 30, 2020

Obituary: Director Joel Schumacher Dies Aged 80

The mighty Joel Schumacher has died at the age of 80. Having quietly battled cancer for a year, he finally succumbed to the disease. Movies In Focus has always been impressed by Schumacher’s visual flair and technique for storytelling. [...]

June 23, 2020

How Michael Bay Paid Homage To Himself With PEARL HARBOR

Love him or loathe him, you can’t deny that Michael Bay is one hell of a visual stylist. The director has made some exceptional action films – The Rock, The Bad Boys movies, Armageddon and Pearl Harbor all work on a wonderful cinematic [...]

June 11, 2020

Remembering THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT & How It Changed Cinema

Horror cinema was taken to a whole new sphere in 1999 when The Blair Witch Project came out of nowhere and singlehandedly ushered in the ‘found footage’ sub-genre. Blair Witch is a film which helped to change film marketing forever. It showed [...]

June 11, 2020

The Mighty Don Johnson

The mighty Don Johnson needs no introduction to readers of Movies In Focus. The Miami Vice/Nash Bridges legend delivers each time he’s on screen and in recent years he has done sterling work in Brawl In Cell Block 99, Vengeance, Dragged Across [...]

June 7, 2020

Bond And Beyond: The Career Of Sean Connery

Sean Connery has always had a strength and maturity buried deep within every character he has ever played; a resonance that adds an important layer to every role. He originated the character of James Bond on the big screen and it’s hard to [...]

May 25, 2020

Go Pro: The Great Warren Beatty

The mighty Warren Beatty’s off-screen persona as a ladies-man has arguably made him more famous than his movies. However, Beatty uses this as a way of twisting audience expectations, delivering films with a strong emotional (and political) [...]

May 1, 2020

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