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Notebook Reviews: SNATCH

Guy Ritchie – 2000. Guy Ritchie’s Snatch is an enjoyable enough gangster flick. There’s a good cast who deliver some interesting performances – most notably the mighty Dennis Farina, Brad Pitt, Benicio del Toro and Vinnie [...]

September 23, 2023

Notebook Reviews: INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE

Neil Jordan – 1994.  Neil Jordan‘s Interview With The Vampire is a great looking gothic horror, which just about holds the attention. All the elements are there, but Jordan’s film lacks bite! Tom Cruise goes against type as the [...]

October 16, 2021

Notebook Reviews: MEET JOE BLACK

Martin Brest – 1998. Meet Joe Black may have flopped hard on its cinematic release, but this Martin Brest directed romantic drama is rather excellent. The film’s three-hour running time might be ponderous for some, but Brest’s film [...]

October 15, 2021

Notebook Reviews: SEVEN

David Fincher – 1995. David Fincher’s Seven is a landmark movie in the serial killer thriller genre. It’s a film which can stand repeated viewings – even with that shock ending. A strong premise (death by the seven deadly [...]

September 3, 2021

Notebook Reviews: OCEAN’S 11

Steven Soderbergh – 2001 Wow! You really just can’t top this heist caper from the great Steven Soderbergh – and what a cast he’s assembled: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Julia Roberts, Elliot Gould and [...]

May 16, 2021

George Clooney – The Last Of The Movie Stars

There are movie stars and then there is George Clooney. The actor, who turned 60 years old on 6 May, 2021 is the epitome of old style charm and charisma and he has been compared to Cary Grant on so many occasions that it would be superfluous to do [...]

May 6, 2021

Notebook Reviews: SPY GAME

Tony Scott – 2001 Spy Game is a hugely enjoyable old-school espionage thriller from the great Tony Scott. This is a visually impressive and incredibly tense piece, featuring the wonderful pairing of Robert Redford and Brad Pitt. Redford is [...]

May 4, 2021

FIGHT CLUB: Box Office Isn’t Anything

David Fincher’s Fight Club was a box office failure when it was released back in 1999. The film had a budget of $63 million budget, but it only managed to pull-in $37 million at the US box office. It fared better internationally where it [...]

September 6, 2020

The BASTERDS Have Landed

Movies In Focus revisited Quentin Tarantino‘s 2009 film Inglorious Bastards for the first time in maybe eight or nine years. I remembered the two big stand-out scenes – the opening sequence and the tavern stand-off and they both hold-up [...]

April 2, 2020

The Army Of The 12 MONKEYS

Current world events means that a lot of people are watching post-apocalyptic films. Movies In Focus recently re-watched Terry Gilliam’s 1995 release 12 Monkeys. I hadn’t seen it in about 15 years, and I was impressed by how well it [...]

March 24, 2020

The Best Movies To Watch During The Coronavirus Shutdown

The world is slowly shutting down due to COVID-19. The Coronavirus means a lot of people across the globe will be locking themselves in, self isolating and keeping away from the general population. These are unprecedented times. Cinemas across the [...]

March 16, 2020

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