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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

Remembering Tim Burton’s BATMAN RETURNS

After the success of Batman in 1989, Tim Burton was given carte blanche for this sequel, and he delivered the most bizarre Hollywood blockbuster ever made– an $80 million German Expressionist summer action movie. Michael Keaton once again returned [...]

June 21, 2020

BATMAN RETURNS 25 Years Later

Batman Returns opened on June 19th 1992 – an unbelievable 25 years ago. The film is still the greatest Batman film ever made. I remember the first sequence I saw from the film – it was from the rooftop fight between Michael Keaton‘s [...]

June 19, 2017

Did You Catch These Easter Eggs in THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE?

The Lego Batman Movie (read the Movies In Focus review) is chock-full of hidden jokes and nods towards other franchises, and even other incarnations of the Caped Crusader! As The Lego Batman Movie is now available on Blu-ray and DVD, let’s delve [...]

June 19, 2017

A Better BATMAN Costume?

Is the Batman costume worn by Val Kilmer in 1995’s Batman Forever better than the one that Christian Bale wears in next month’s The Dark Knight [...]

June 20, 2012