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Uncovering Curiosities: Michael Petroni’s BACKTRACK

Writer-director Michael Petroni’s 2015 film, Backtrack is a surprising horror movie that’s much better than a lot of recent genre releases. This well-acted Australian chiller stars Adrien Brody as a psychologist who must face past demons in [...]

July 31, 2021

Notebook Reviews: CIRCUS

Rob Walker – 2000 Circus is a well made British thriller which has all the elements to be a good thriller – except the script. A better storyline was badly needed to make this work. The soundtrack is awful as well – it’s way [...]

July 31, 2021

Notebook Reviews: WITHNAIL AND I

Bruce Robinson – 1987 Writer/director Bruce Robinson’s Withnail And I is a wonderful free-wheeling, plot-free comedy with brilliantly quotable dialogue.  Richard E.Grant and Paul McGann play Withnail And I, two struggling actors who [...]

July 30, 2021

Great Trailer For Sean Penn’s FLAG DAY

Movies In Focus isn’t really a fan of Sean Penn – but there’s something about this trailer for Flag Day which captures the attention. There’s a nice tone to this trailer and a sense of pace which I hope carries over into the [...]

July 29, 2021

Notebook Reviews: SNAKE EYES

Brian De Palma – 1998 Snake Eyes is an entertaining thriller from genre master Brian De Palma. This is a slick and stylish conspiracy thriller with an impressive cast led by Nicolas Cage and Gary Sinise. The film is a bit contrived and it [...]

July 29, 2021

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