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Bring Kenneth Branagh’s BELFAST Home This April

A huge hit with critics and audiences alike, Kenneth Branagh‘s Belfast is a semi-autobiographical tale about growing up in the city as the violence of ‘the troubles’ spread across Northern Ireland in the late 1960s. Written and [...]

March 7, 2022

Notebook Reviews: MARATHON MAN

John Schlesinger – 1976. John Schlesinger‘s Marathon Man is a wonderful suspense thriller with an impressive cast –Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider and William Devane.  William Goldman‘s screenplay (adapted [...]

March 3, 2022

Irish Academy Awards: The 2022 IFTA Nominations

Belfast and An Cailín Ciúin lead the nominations for the 2022 Irish Academy Awards. Both films have scored 10 nods each, while Who We Love, Swan Song and You Are Not My Mother have 6 nominations. Break-out hit, Deadly Cuts was next having [...]

February 22, 2022

*CLOSED* Competition: Win Irish Horror Film CAVEAT On DVD

Acorn Media International will release Damian McCarthy’s Caveat on Blu-ray, DVD and digital on 28th February 2022. To celebrate, Movies In Focus is giving away a copy of the film on DVD to one lucky reader.  Amnesiac drifter Isaac (Jonathan [...]

February 19, 2022

The Hunt Is On: Chris Pine In THE CONTRACTOR

    Chris Pine is in action hero mode in the upcoming thriller, The Contractor. This trailer for the Tarik Saleh film is reminiscent of Pine’s turn in Kenneth Branagh’s underrated Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.    Yes, The Contractor [...]

February 18, 2022

Uncovering Curiosities: Josephine Mackerras’ ALICE

Australian writer/director Josephine Mackerras made her directorial debut with the 2019 French-language drama, Alice. It’s a well composed piece which features a great central performance from actress Emilie Piponnier but the overall trajectory of [...]

February 15, 2022

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