Articles by Niall Browne

Review: SUNRISE Is A Surprising Supernatural Thriller

We go into films with certain expectations. We imagine what a film will be like, based on a title, a logline,  a poster or a trailer. I went into Andrew Baird’s Sunrise with a certain idea of what I thought I was getting. I expected a vampire [...]

February 17, 2024

Blu-ray Review: CREEPSHOW Season 1 To 4

Based on the 1982 anthology film directed by the late George A. Romero and written by Stephen King (and its 1987 sequel), Shudder’s Creepshow updates the horror anthology series for a new generation by turning it into a TV/streaming series. A [...]

January 3, 2024

Competition: Win Ken Loach’s THE OLD OAK On Blu-ray

Ken Loach and Paul Laverty’s THE OLD OAK, is available on digital download and available to buy on Blu-ray and DVD from 15th December. To celebrate, Movies In Focus is offering 2 lucky readers the chance to win a copy of the film on Blu-ray. The [...]

December 11, 2023

Notebook Reviews: RUSH HOUR

Brett Ratner – 1998 Rush Hour is an entertaining, but undemanding buddy cop movie from director Brett Ratner. The chemistry between Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan is present and correct and the script has enough dexterity to keep things afloat. [...]

December 2, 2023

Celebrating 25 Years Of Tony Scott’s ENEMY OF THE STATE

The late Tony Scott made a lot of great movies,but 1998’s Enemy Of The State might just be his best (at the very least it’s up there with Spy Game and Man On Fire). It’s a paranoia/conspiracy thriller which still packs a punch 25 [...]

November 20, 2023

Notebook Reviews: THE PRINCE OF EGYPT

Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner and Simon Wells – 1998 The Prince Of Egypt is an epic and entertaining animated feature with a tremendous cast of voices (Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sandra Bullock, Jeff Goldblum, Danny Glover, [...]

November 18, 2023

Notebook Reviews: TOP GUN

Tony Scott – 1986 Feel the need for speed. It’s totally preposterous and everything is style over substance, but Tony Scott‘s Top Gun is hugely captivating popcorn fare. Tom Cruise takes to the skies in this energetic aeronautical [...]

November 5, 2023

Notebook Reviews: BAD BOYS

Michael Bay – 1995. The irascible Michael Bay makes his feature-length directing debut with Bad Boys. This buddy action pic is stylish and enjoyable and Will Smith and Martin Lawrence make an engaging double act. This Simpson/Bruckheimer [...]

October 8, 2023

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