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Movies To Watch This Christmas

Christmastime is here again and Movies In Focus is presenting you with a list of Christmas movies to watch over the festive season. Some are naughty and some are nice, but they’re definitely an intriguing selection of movies to light-up your [...]

December 4, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Douglas Schulze’s THE DARK BELOW

Director Douglas Schulze’s The Dark Below is an original and bold, a piece that plays around with narrative conventions and preconceived notions of the thriller genre. Schulze combines edge-of-seat thrills with experimental filmmaking techniques [...]

December 4, 2021

Notebook Reviews: X-MEN

Bryan Singer – 2000. Bryan Singer‘s X-Men is a comic book movie which really delivers the goods in a big, big way. A strong screenplay, good character development and a top-notch cast (Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Halle [...]

December 4, 2021

Notebook Reviews: ST. ELMO’S FIRE

Joel Schumacher – 1985. Co-written and directed by the great Joel Schumacher, St. Elmo’s Fire is a hugely enjoyable ‘Brat Pack’ drama. Schumacher is working at the top of his game here, crafting a movie where humour easily [...]

November 27, 2021

Behind The Scenes: John Wayne On The Set Of BRANNIGAN

The great John Wayne was a little disappointed by the success of 1971’s Dirty Harry. After all, Wayne turned down the role which would go on to become one of cinema’s most iconic heroes and solidify Clint Eastwood’s screen stardom. By way [...]

November 25, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Hal Ashby’s HAROLD AND MAUDE

Hal Ashby’s Harold and Maude is a certified cult classic. It’s a film which has stood the test of time and gained a following since its unsuccessful release in 1971. Ashby’s film is a glorious black comedy that plays by its own [...]

November 23, 2021

Notebook Reviews: ONE GOOD COP

Heywood Gould – 1991. Written and directed by Heywood Gould, One Good Cop is an excellent dramatic thriller which just doesn’t get the love it deserves. As always, Michael Keaton is his usual excellent self – if you want to talk [...]

November 23, 2021

Remembering The Great Harold Ramis

The great Harold Ramis would have been 77 years old on 21 November 2021. He passed away on  the 24 February, 2014 at the age of 69 from autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis. To many he will always be Egon Spengler in the Ghostbusters movies but to [...]

November 21, 2021

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