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Notebook Reviews: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

John Madden – 1998.  Shakespeare In Love is very enjoyable period romantic comedy-drama with an excellent cast. Both Joseph Fiennes and Gwyneth Paltrow deliver strong performances in the lead roles, but the stand-out turn is from Ben [...]

January 14, 2022

Worth A Watch: THE MERCY Starring Colin Firth & Rachel Weisz

Based on a remarkable true story, The Mercy sees Colin Firth star as amateur sailor, Donald Crowhurst. He decides to take part in a competition to circumnavigate the globe solo but as soon as he sets-off (well, actually before) he releases that [...]

September 10, 2021

Brosnan, Pierce Brosnan

Pierce Brosnan turned 68 years old on 16 May 2021. Suave, debonair, charismatic and a great actor, Pierce Brosnan has the perfect combination of what makes a true movie star. Brosnan spent the best part of the ’80s and early ’90s alternating [...]

May 16, 2021

2020 BFI London Film Festival Review: SUPERNOVA

Supenova is a rich character drama with a pair of wonderfully emotive performances from Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci. The pair really impress in this exceptionally well-honed drama from writer-director Harry Maqueen (Hinterland). The plot of [...]

October 13, 2020

MAMMA MIA! Pierce Brosnan Sings ABBA’s SOS

Phyllida Lloyd’s Mamma Mia! is an excellent jukebox musical that pulls on ABBA’s music and the 2008 film’s classy cast give it their all. Movies In Focus was originally cynical of the film, but i grew to appreciate Mamma Mia. Yes [...]

June 2, 2020

Not For Me: MARY POPPINS RETURNS Trailer

Of course I enjoyed Mary Poppins when I was a kid, but I have no interest whatsoever in watching Mary Poppins Returns. That ship has sailed for me – I’m too old and grumpy to care about this, but it’ll likely hit $700 million [...]

March 6, 2018

MAMMA MIA: HERE WE GO AGAIN

Movies In Focus started out a cynic, but grew to appreciate Mamma Mia. Yes it’s silly, but it really does work as a piece of entertainment and the cast fully commit to proceedings. Heck, I’ll even admit to owning the soundtrack – just for [...]

May 20, 2017

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