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Is BIRDMAN The Greatest Movie Of The 21st Century?

Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) is a palate cleanser that clears away the taste of over processed, generic Hollywood products. There’s a freshness to Alejandro González Iñárritu’s 2015 film that’s zesty and light, but [...]

September 5, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Eran Creevy’s WELCOME TO THE PUNCH

Welcome To The Punch is a stylish 2013 British action-thriller, featuring the impressive one-two punch combo of James McAvoy and Mark Strong in the lead roles. For many years I’ve wondered why the British film industry never tried to deliver slick [...]

June 25, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Panos Costamos’ MANDY 

Director Panos Costamos throws away the rule book for revenge movies and fashions a dream-like piece of cinematic carnage with his 2018 movie, Mandy. It’s a cosmic piece of cinema which plays like a half-remembered dream which was fuelled by a [...]

May 21, 2021

2020 BFI London Film Festival Review: POSSESSOR

Written and directed by Brandon Cronenberg, Possessor is a tricksy and complex thriller which takes a potentially commercial concept and gives it an arthouse spin. At times it’s a little too convoluted for its own good, but this sci-fi [...]

October 18, 2020

Trailer For LUXOR Starring Andrea Riseborough & Karim Saleh

This trailer for Luxor is a real curiosity. The romantic drama starring Andrea Riseborough and Karim Saleh premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, scoring rave reviews (it holds 90% on Rotten Tomatoes).  I like that this isn’t cut like [...]

October 3, 2020

Mayhem Film Festival 2018: Days One & Two

Kicking-off in Nottingham’s Broadway Cinema, the first two days of the 14th Mayhem Film Festival brought together a wonderful selection of genre films introduced by Chris Cook and Steven Sheil. Movies In Focus was once again on-hand to bring [...]

October 13, 2018

Mind-Bending Trailer For Nicolas Cage Revenge Flick MANDY

I didn’t know what to expect when I hit the play button on this trailer for Mandy but boy, does it pack a punch. Stylistically powerful and intense, Mandy looks like it could be Nicolas Cage‘s best movie in years. The visuals on display [...]

June 30, 2018

DVD Review: RESISTANCE Is A World War II Curiosity

Resistance is a low key British drama which plays with a “what if” premise of what if D-day was a failure and the Germans invaded Britain. The film, based on Owen Sheers’ novel, follows a group of German soldiers who are stationed in a small [...]

March 10, 2012