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Obituary: Bill Paxton 1955 – 2017

Bill Paxton died on February 25 2017 following a stroke after heart surgery. He was 61 years old. I grew up with Bill Paxton on screen. He was a pleasure to watch, an actor who straddled the line between leading man and character actor. Paxton was [...]

February 27, 2017

The Big Mike! Michael Keaton’s Top 5 Performances

Every Michael Keaton performance is a special one. The actor has seen a career resurgence in recent years thanks to Birdman, Spotlight and The Founder. Throughout his career Keaton has been able to walk the fine line between comedy and drama, [...]

February 16, 2017

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

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