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The Best Movies To Watch During The Coronavirus Shutdown

The world is slowly shutting down due to COVID-19. The Coronavirus means a lot of people across the globe will be locking themselves in, self isolating and keeping away from the general population. These are unprecedented times. Cinemas across the [...]

March 16, 2020

Mayhem Film Festival 2019: Days One & Two

The Mayhem Film Festival returned in outstanding fashion for its 15th incarnation. The 2019 festival, which screens at Nottingham’s Broadway Cinema offered a great selection of genre films over its first two days – most of which were [...]

October 12, 2019

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

Interview: John Carpenter Talks Music, Movies And Hollywood

Photo by Kyle Cassidy © Storm King Productions John Carpenter is one of the most influential filmmakers of the last 50 years. He began his career with Dark Star before making the cult classic Assault In Precinct 13. He then hit career pay dirt [...]

May 11, 2015

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