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Uncovering Curiosities: Dario Argento’s OPERA

Opera sees giallo master Dario Argento working at his most gloriously OTT and this 1987 mystery contains all the traits you would expect from the Italian director: mystery, lust, violence and impressive camera work. The film also features music from [...]

June 16, 2021

Notebook Reviews: ALONG CAME POLLY

John Hamburg – 2004 Along Came Polly is a serious waste of time, effort and talent by everyone involved. This uninspired romantic comedy is terrible. There isn’t an original idea throughout the film’s entire 88 minute running time! [...]

June 16, 2021

Notebook Reviews: SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE

 Nancy Meyers – 2003 Nancy Meyers‘ Something’s Gotta Give is a brilliant old-fashioned romantic comedy which has similar vibes to The Philadelphia Story. There’s a relaxed and loose feel to the whole thing which make the [...]

June 13, 2021

Movies In Focus Quotes

“I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognised wiser than oneself.” – Marlene Dietrich Movies In Focus has been doing the movie review thing for well [...]

June 12, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Don Siegel’s THE KILLERS

Don Siegel’s The Killers is a slick and stylish piece of ‘60s cinema – odd considering that it was originally slated to be the first ‘TV movie’. Siegel’s film was too tough for TV, which led to a big screen launch, cementing the [...]

June 12, 2021

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