alfred hitchcock

Shyamalan’s SIGNS Still Shines In These COVID-19 Times

Released in 2002, M.Night Shyamalan‘s Signs is a masterful Hitchcockian thriller about a low-key alien invasion. Alfred Hitchcock‘s The Birds was clearly an inspiration for the writer-director. Dripping with fear of the unknown and an [...]

April 6, 2020

Book Review: ALFRED HITCHCOCK – THE COMPLETE FILMS

The mighty Alfred Hitchcock is one of the all-time great directors. The Master of Suspense had as much knowledge of what the audience wanted to see, as he had with understanding the art and mechanics of cinema. Paul Duncan’s Alfred Hitchcock: [...]

April 1, 2019

Notes On John Carpenter’s THE FOG

Movies In Focus introduced The Fog (1980) at Nottingham’s National Justice Museum as part of a John Carpenter Season (find out more). Guests were treated to a foggy display in the Shire Hall (see below) and a ghost tour before watching the [...]

March 12, 2018

Blu-ray Review: Alfred Hitchcock’s JAMAICA INN

Jamaica Inn was the last film Alfred Hitchcock directed in Britain before he packed his bags and went to Hollywood under the wings of producer David O’Selznick. Based on Daphne du Maurier’s novel, the film is often seen as one of the Master of [...]

November 15, 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

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