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Notebook Reviews: DIAL M FOR MURDER

Alfred Hitchcock – 1954 The great Alfred Hitchcock‘s Dial M For Murder is a superb thriller which features a fantastic role for Ray Milland (Grace Kelly is also wonderful). The whole thing is pure tension, with event after event piled on [...]

January 23, 2021

Notebook Reviews: PACIFIC HEIGHTS

John Schlesinger – 1990 Pacific Heights is a gripping psychological thriller from director John Schlesinger. Melanie Griffith and Matthew Modine are great as the young couple who buy a house and bring in tenants to help cover the bills. [...]

January 19, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Eugenio Mira’s GRAND PIANO

Grand Piano plays like a homage to the work of Brian De Palma, the heir to Alfred Hitchcock’s edge of seat palm-sweaters. Eugenio Mira’s 2013 thriller sees pianist Tom Selznick (Elijah Wood) return to performing for the first time in five years [...]

December 29, 2020

Uncovering Curiosities: Arie Posin’s THE FACE OF LOVE

The Face of Love is a great little film that slipped under the radar when it was released in 2013, despite its impressive cast (Annette Bening, Ed Harris and Robin Williams in one of his final performances) and compelling storyline. Bening plays [...]

December 17, 2020

Obituary: Sean Connery 1930 – 2020

Sean Connery has died at the age of 90 years old at his home in the Bahamas. The Scottish acting icon won an Oscar, two Bafta awards and three Golden Globes over the course his career. Born Thomas Sean Connery on 25 August 1930 in Edinburgh, [...]

October 31, 2020

25 Great Horror Movies To Watch This October

October is the month where people like to delve deep into the horror genre and watch a variety of scary movies in the lead-up to Halloween. Movies In Focus has put together a list of 25 great horror movies. Some of them are classics films and others [...]

October 4, 2020

Uncovering Curiosities: Brian De Palma’s SISTERS

Brian De Palma has been compared to Alfred Hitchcock throughout his career. However, he has never been more Hitchcockian than he was with Sisters. It plays like a greatest hits package of the Master of Suspense’s finest moments as De Palma takes [...]

September 13, 2020

Uncovering Curiosities: Mickey Keating’s DARLING

Writer-director Mickey Keating’s Darling is an impressive little psychological horror/thriller with a lot to recommend. Shot in stark black and white, Keating’s 2015 thriller has been compared to Hitchcock and early Polanski, however I feel [...]

August 25, 2020

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