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Notebook Reviews: BLADE II

Guillermo del Toro – 2002 Director Guillermo del Toro‘s Blade II delivers a sequel which is an improvement on the original film, but this is still a limp action-horror (a pity – because the trailer is so good). Wesley Snipes once [...]

June 20, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Woody Allen’s SCOOP

Scoop isn’t one of Woody Allen’s finest movies but it’s an entertaining diversion that moves along at a decent pace. The 2006 mystery is one of Allen’s ‘London movies’ and it stars his latter day muse Scarlett Johansson alongside Allen [...]

June 19, 2021

Notebook Reviews: SPARTAN

David Mamet – 2004 David Mamet‘s Spartan is an excellent political thriller which features yet another first-rate performance from Val Kilmer.  The film might be played straight, but there’s plenty of humour laced throughout [...]

June 19, 2021

New Costume Teases For THE FLASH & SUPERGIRL

Movies In Focus is mainly excited about director Andy Muschietti‘s The Flash because it marks Michael Keaton’s return to the role of Batman for the first time in thirty years and because it’s Ben Affleck‘s cinematic swan [...]

June 19, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Paul Schrader’s DOG EAT DOG

Director Paul Schrader’s 2016 film, Dog Eat Dog is a sort of ‘90s throwback, a post-Tarantino crime drama top-lined by Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe. It’s not exactly Reservoir Dogs, but these guys have serious talent and that shines through [...]

June 18, 2021

Notebook Reviews: KING ARTHUR

Antoine Fuqua – 2004 King Arthur is a hugely disappointing production from the usually very reliable Jerry Bruckheimer. This Antoine Fuqua directed film is a terrible cinematic interpretation of the Arthurian legend. The visuals are bland, the [...]

June 18, 2021

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