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Notebook Reviews: THE BEACH

Danny Boyle – 2000 Considering the talent, the budget and the hype involved, The Beach comes across as a seriously lacklustre effort. Danny Boyle‘s film is a good-looking, if soulless affair which is let down by some very bad creative [...]

January 17, 2021

Finding The Way Back: Oscar Buzz For Ben Affleck

A film about searching for hope after failure, Gavin O’Connor’s The Way Back (also known as Finding The Way Back) is a film which is honest in its goals and aspirations. It might not win any awards for originality, but Ben Affleck has [...]

January 16, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Douglas Hickox’s THEATRE OF BLOOD

As a horror icon, Vincent Price was beloved by many, however he never felt that he got the respect that he deserved as an actor (he was right – he didn’t). Critics often lambasted Price for his ‘hammy performances’ and this irked Price. [...]

January 15, 2021

Notebook Reviews: CROCODILE DUNDEE IN LOS ANGELES

Simon Wincer – 2001 Crocodile Dundee In Los Angeles is an enjoyable and amiable sequel, which is fun for the whole family.  The plot is a bit meandering and things don’t really come together until the last act, but this is all about [...]

January 15, 2021

Check Your Watch And Be Ready For TEN MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT

  After a successful festival run, and virtual cinema release, earlier this year, Erik Bloomquist’s Ten Minutes To Midnight will arrive VOD and all digital platforms on 19 January from 1091 pictures. Movies In Focus caught the film at last [...]

January 14, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Terrence Malick’s KNIGHT OF CUPS

If you’re not a fan of Terrence Malick’s ethereal style of filmmaking then 2015’s  Knight Of Cups isn’t for you. Malick once again eschews a traditional plot and narrative, flitting between disconnected voice-overs and dreamlike [...]

January 14, 2021

Notebook Reviews: THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY

Anthony Minghella – 1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley is a highly entertaining and wonderfully presented thriller from director Anthony Minghella. The cast is first-rate (Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Cate Blanchett and the always [...]

January 14, 2021

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