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The BASTERDS Have Landed

Movies In Focus revisited Quentin Tarantino‘s 2009 film Inglorious Bastards for the first time in maybe eight or nine years. I remembered the two big stand-out scenes – the opening sequence and the tavern stand-off and they both hold-up [...]

April 2, 2020

Catch-Up On Your Classic Films With THE FILM DETECTIVE

At the moment most people are either in some sort of lockdown or self-isolating. The days are long, so that makes it the ideal time to finally catch-up on those movies which you never got around to watching. A great way to do this is through The [...]

April 2, 2020

Notebook Reviews: REINDEER GAMES/DECEPTION

John Frankenheimer – 2000  Okay, I prefer the title Reindeer Games  – I’ll get that out of the way from the get-go (Deception is so bland and generic). Director John Frankenheimer delivers an entertaining thriller that manages to be [...]

April 2, 2020

Review: Mind-Bending Short Sci-Fi Film RE-DISPLACEMENT

Writer-director Lewis Coates‘ short film, Re-Displacement impresses due to the complexity of what he manages to do across the film’s 15 minute running time.  Set in the near future, Re-Displacement follows Leo (Nico Mirallegro) as he [...]

April 1, 2020

Notebook Reviews: UNLAWFUL ENTRY

Jonathan Kaplan – 1992  Unlawful Entry is a slick little thriller from 1992, which has Kurt Russell doing what he does best – playing the everyman battling the odds alongside his wife (Madeleine Stowe) . Here he’s pitted against Ray [...]

April 1, 2020

Notebook Reviews: THE SPANISH PRISONER

David Mamet – 1997 Written and directed by wordsmith extraordinaire David Mamet, The Spanish Prisoner is a clever and enjoyable thriller. The film’s climax is a tad contrived but there’s much to enjoy here. Campbell Scott is solid [...]

March 31, 2020

Trailer For The Brilliant Indie Horror AFTER MIDNIGHT

Movies In Focus caught After Midnight at the 2019 Mayhem Film Festival and was blown away by how good it was. In a festival full of great movies, After Midnight stood out as the best.  When I saw the film, I wrote that ‘Jeremy Gardner and [...]

March 27, 2020

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