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Notebook Reviews: AMERICA’S SWEETHEARTS

Joe Roth – 2001 A first-rate cast (Julia Roberts, John Cusack, Billy Crystal, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Hank Azaria, Stanley Tucci, Seth Green, Alan Arkin and Christopher Walken!) head-up this enjoyable, if uninspired romantic comedy. Cusack is [...]

March 5, 2021

Notebook Reviews: TRAFFIC

Steven Soderbergh – 2000 Traffic is an exceptionally well acted and directed drugs drama from the great Steven Soderbergh. It’s compelling viewing and Michael Douglas delivers some career best work as a freshly appointed Drugs Tsar who [...]

September 5, 2020

Remembering Jan De Bont’s THE HAUNTING

Liam Neeson, Owen Wilson, Catherine Zeta Jones and Lili Taylor top-lined Jan De Bont’s expensive clunker The Haunting in 1999. The film is an adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s 1959 novel The Haunting of Hill House and and updated version [...]

August 14, 2020

Notebook Reviews: ENTRAPMENT

Jon Amiel – 1999 The great Sean Connery proves that he still has what it takes to headline a an action-thriller with this slick cat and mouse thriller from director Jon Amiel. Catherine Zeta-Jones is also very good as the co-lead – but [...]

April 7, 2020

The Lost Art Of The Summer Blockbuster

In the last couple of days Movies In Focus re-watched Renny Harlin’s Deep Blue Sea (1999) and Martin Campbell’s The Mask Of Zorro (1998). These films probably don’t rank high on anyone’s ‘favourite movies list’ but they’re two [...]

April 9, 2017

Chasing The Dragon: Drugs On Film

Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario, coming to Blu-ray, DVD and digital platforms from February 1st, 2016 courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment, is a visceral, unflinching portrayal of the war against drugs. Critically lauded and impossible to tear your [...]

January 26, 2016

The Best Roles Of Antonio Banderas

A man of many talents, Antonio Banderas is best known for his suave Hispanic charm. From his early collaborations with acclaimed Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar, Banderas then broke into Hollywood in the early 1990s despite at first having to [...]

January 21, 2016

Review: Bruce Willis And Company Have A Blast In RED 2

Robert Schwentke’s RED appeared to come out of nowhere and unexpectedly entertain critics and audiences alike back in 2010. Now Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren and Mary-Louise Paker show they’re still Retired and Extremely Dangerous. [...]

July 23, 2013

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