richard donner

Why Mel Gibson Is Still A FORCE OF NATURE

The mighty Mel Gibson‘s latest release, Force Of Nature (read the Movies In Focus review) proves he’s still a movie star to be reckoned with and that he can still command the screen like few actors. Gibson might have supporting part [...]

June 30, 2020

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

Mel Gibson & Richard Donner On The Set Of LETHAL WEAPON

The mighty Richard Donner’s Lethal Weapon is one of the great action films of the 1980s. Shane Black wrote the screenplay (his first produced script) for the 1987 release, which broke the rules of action cinema. Mel Gibson and Danny Glover are [...]

May 22, 2020

Movies In Focus’ Top Christmas Movies

As curmudgeonly as Movies In Focus can be, I do appreciate Christmas (it’s probably my favourite time of the year). I thought it was about time that I put together a list of my favourite Christmas film, so I rolled-up my sleeves and dug into the [...]

December 19, 2018

EXCLUSIVE: Richard Donner Gives An Update On LETHAL WEAPON 5

The Lethal Weapon movies are an example of Hollywood getting franchise filmmaking right. 1987’s Lethal Weapon saw Mel Gibson and Danny Glover paired as mismatched cops Riggs and Murtaugh and we were able to watch their friendship grow and develop [...]

November 8, 2018

Richard Donner On LETHAL WEAPON 5: ‘We’ll Make It’

Rumblings of Lethal Weapon 5 keep getting louder and louder. Director Richard Donner appeared on Star Trek podcast, Spocklight and dropped some info on the long-gestating fifth instalment of the action franchise. It looks like everything is set for [...]

December 10, 2017

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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