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Uncovering Curiosities: Joe Dante’s MATINEE

Joe Dante films always have a tremendous mischievous streak running through them. 1993’s Matinee certainly has it, but it doesn’t have the same sense of the macabre that permeates films like Gremlins or The ‘burbs. That’s because Matinee is [...]

November 20, 2020

Notebook Reviews: ONE NIGHT AT McCOOLS

Harald Zwart – 2001 One Night At McCools is a really bizarre little film with a great cast (Liv Tyler, Matt Dillon, Paul Reiser, John Goodman and Michael Douglas) and some very funny moments. A wonderful feel and a good pace keeps the energy [...]

October 20, 2020

Tore Down A La TRUMBO

A little late to the party, but Movies In Focus finally caught up with Jay Roach’s 2015 release Trumbo. It’s a great character study of the blacklisted screenwriter, Dalton Trumbo and it really delivers in setting out the details of a [...]

June 11, 2020

Enter The Matrix: The Career Of The Wachowski Siblings

The Wachowskis siblings are often described as visionary directors celebrated for their orginaility, creativity and visually stunning work. Jupiter Ascending is undoubtedly unique in an era of remakes and sequels, this is a spectacle that really [...]

June 16, 2015

George Clooney Parties Like It’s 1952

George Clooney is in talks to take the lead role in Brad Bird’s next live-action feature, 1952. It’s up in the air (pun intended) if the film has been given the green light by Disney (or if Clooney even signs), but his indicates two things: 1. [...]

November 10, 2012