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David O. Russell And Acting Muscle Unite For AMERICAN HUSTLE

David O. Russell’s American Hustle is going to be a major awards contender this year. A cast made-up of Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner is a pretty impressive line-up (how many Oscar nominations and [...]

November 4, 2013

Macabre Matthew McConaughey In DALLAS BUYERS CLUB

Matthew McConaughey has had an impressive career comeback (it’s on Affleckian levels). His work in Magic Mike, Mud and Killer Joe (read the Movies In Focus review) heped to show (again) that there was more to his career than fluffy romantic [...]

August 31, 2013

Profile: Warren Beatty

  Filmmaking genius Warren Beatty is one of Hollywood’s great movie stars, and he’s also an Academy Award winning director,writer and producer. ‘The Pro’ has many great movies under his belt and even his lesser efforts (like The [...]

March 30, 2013

ARGO & THE ARTIST: Hollywood Loves Movies About Movies

The 2012 and 2013 Academy Awards saw films centered on Hollywood win the Best Film award. Michel Hazanavicius’s silent film, The Artist won the hearts of the Academy in 2012, while the 2013 awards saw Ben Affleck’s Argo score the top honour. The [...]

March 11, 2013

Kevin Costner: Movie Star

As the release of Kevin Costner’s Hatfields and MCoys approaches, there has never been a better time to take an in-depth look at his varied career. From his breakout performance in the 1985 western Silverado to his latest role in the History [...]

May 24, 2012

DVD Review: Owen Wilson In Woody Allen’s MIDNIGHT IN PARIS

It’s pretty much standard to hail every new Woody Allen film as a “return to form”. Now, Midnight in Paris may not be vintage Allen, but it is one of his finer efforts in recent years, and like many of Allen’s films over the last decade or [...]

February 24, 2012

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