shane black

Uncovering Curiosities: Robert Altman’s THE LONG GOODBYE

Elliott Gould plays Raymond Chandler’s iconic and laconic private detective, Philip Marlow in this screen adaptation of The Long Goodbye. Robert Altman directs this film, which oozes 70s cinematic style. Altman’s film sees Marlowe investigate [...]

September 11, 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

Remembering Shane Black’s KISS KISS BANG BANG

Shane Black’s 2005 directorial debut, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is a near flawless modern noir. Black’s script sizzles with wit and one-liners and Robert Downey Jr and Val Kilmer are perfect as the leads. Kilmer was post-Batman, Downey was [...]

April 24, 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

THE PREDATOR: Getting The Gang Together

A motley crew is defined as an assembly of individuals of various backgrounds, appearance, and character that come together for a single cause. Utilising this as the centrepiece of a narrative has been a hallmark of cinema for many years now, [...]

September 4, 2018

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