News

Notebook Reviews: PRIMARY COLORS

Mike Nichols – 1998. The great Mike Nichols delivers an interesting political satire in the shape of Primary Colors. The film features an excellent cast and John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Billy Bob Thornton and Kathy Bates all dive head-first [...]

February 15, 2022

The World Needs Heroes: DC Movies In 2022

Movies In Focus constantly rages against comic book movies – but sometimes even I look forward to one or two of them. Usually because of some creative reason or because it features Batman.  I’m curious to see what Matt Reeves has done [...]

February 13, 2022

Uncovering Curiosities: Peter Fonda’s THE HIRED HAND

Easy Rider helped change the mechanics of Hollywood when it was released in 1969. Both Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda were given carte blanche by Universal Pictures to produce whatever they wanted, with Hopper going on to produce the ill-fated The [...]

February 11, 2022

Notebook Reviews: STARGATE

Roland Emmerich – 1994.  Stargate is an enjoyable and energetic science fiction romp from Master of Disaster Roland Emmerich.  Emmerich’s adventure is derivative – Star Wars and Lawrence of Arabia are particular touchstones [...]

February 11, 2022

OBI-WAN KENOBI Gets Poster & Series Debut Date

For a long time Movies In Focus has said that Obi-Wan Kenobi is the most exciting development to happen to the Star Wars universe since The Force Awakens was announced. I can’t wait to see Ewan McGregor back in his Jedi robes for the new [...]

February 10, 2022

Academy Awards 2022: A Full List Of Oscar Nominations

Jane Campion’s The Power Of The Dog leads the charge at this year’s Academy Awards. The Netflix western scored 12 nominations including Best Director for Campion. Campion is now the first woman to have been nominated for best director [...]

February 10, 2022

Uncovering Curiosities: Pablo Behrens’ ADRIFT IN SOHO 

Writer-director Pablo Behrens’ adaptation of the Colin Wilson novel Adrift In Soho is a  piece of cinematic jazz. It washes over you and takes you out with the current, pulling you under until you surrender to it. It’s a clever piece about a [...]

February 4, 2022

Notebook Reviews: U-571

Jonathan Mostow – 2000. Breakdown director Jonathan Mostow delivers and a tense and thrilling submarine thriller in U-571. The cast in this WWII adventure is excellent  – Matthew McConaughey, Harvey Keitel, Bill Paxton [...]

February 4, 2022

Trailer For John Reavey’s Short Film REAVEY BROTHERS

John Reavey’s short film, Reavey Brothers tells the true story of three young brothers who were murdered by gunmen in Armagh in 1976. The film follows the lead-up to the killings and the tragic aftermath of the event, which still resonates [...]

February 2, 2022

BAFTA: Nominees Announced For The 2022 EE Rising Star Award

The 2020 EE Rising Star Award nominees have been announced and Ariana DeBose, Harris Dickinson, Lashana Lynch, Millicent Simmonds and Kodi Smit-McPhee are up for the chance to win the award which is decided by a public vote and awarded at the [...]

February 1, 2022

Kevin Costner To Star In & Direct The Western HORIZON

It looks like the great Kevin Costner is going to use the massive success of television’s Yellowstone to get a long-gestating passion project off the ground. Costner has announced that he’ll direct, star in, produce and finance the [...]

January 29, 2022

Notebook Reviews: TWO MUCH

Fernando Trueba – 1996. Fernando Trueba’s Two Much is a fun romantic comedy with a great starring role from Antonio Banderas. Melanie Griffith and Daryl Hannah co-star in this energetic farce which sees Banderas caught-up in a lie with [...]

January 27, 2022

Teaser Trailer For Adam Nelson’s THE MIRE

Back in 2021, director Adam Nelson joined the Movies In Focus podcast to talk about his low budget thriller, The Mire. Adam was in the middle of crowdfunding the film and gearing-up to start shooting the Chris Watt scripted feature. The film, as [...]

January 24, 2022

Assorted News On THE BATMAN

The March release of Matt Reeves’ The Batman is nearly upon us and more information and assorted marketing goodies are being unveiled to whet the appetite.  First-up: The Batman‘s running time has been confirmed as 175 minutes (two [...]

January 24, 2022

1 2 3 4 5 6 182