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Remembering Mel Gibson’s THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST

Mel Gibson’s The Passion Of The Christ is a powerful piece of cinema. It’s a breathtaking, bravura biblical epic which resonates on multiple levels.  The 2004 film is beautifully shot, well acted and the story is captivating. Mel [...]

April 2, 2021

Academy Awards 2021: A Full List Of Nominations

  This Academy Awards nominations have been announced in Los Angeles by Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas. There’s a pretty eclectic mix of talent in the running for Oscar gold at the 93rd Academy Awards, which will take place at a virtual [...]

March 15, 2021

Notebook Reviews: AMERICAN BEAUTY

Sam Mendes – 1999 Sam Mendes’ American Beauty is a film which improves with each viewing. The satire has a great Academy Award winning performance from Kevin Spacey at the centre of it  (edit: are we allowed to still say that?). The [...]

January 21, 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

What If This Is AS GOOD AS IT GETS?

Every so often, Movies In Focus rewatches 1997’s As Good as It Gets. James L. Brooks‘ hit comedy scored Best Actor and Best Actress Academy Awards for Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt respectively. They’re both great in the film, as [...]

November 8, 2020

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