wonder boys

Pondering Curtis Hanson’s WONDER BOYS 16 Years On

Curtis Hanson has died at the age of 71. He’ll be forever known for LA Confidential, but Wonder Boys is a Movies In Focus favourite. Hanson’s adaptation of Michael Chabon’s novel is an almost the perfect film – smart script, [...]

September 21, 2016

Robert Downey Jr. Should Save Movies And Not Help Kill Them

I like Robert Downey Jr. He’s a great actor with a tremendous screen presence and you have to admire how he pulled himself through his drug and alcohol troubles to become the highest paid actor on the planet. He’s made more money than he’ll [...]

May 2, 2015

Profile: Robert Downey Jr.

A decade ago nobody would have believed that Robert Downey Jr. would be one of the most bankable stars on the planet. In 2003 the recovering drug addict was a supporting player in dire Halle Berry schlocker, Gothika, while his close friend Mel [...]

April 4, 2013