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Oscars 2022: The Full Academy Awards Winners List

  The 94th Academy Awards took place on Sunday 27th March 2022. The event was pretty much over shadowed by Best Actor winner Will Smith slapping presenter Chris Rock after Rock made a joke about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. If the night [...]

March 28, 2022

Academy Awards 2022: A Full List Of Oscar Nominations

Jane Campion’s The Power Of The Dog leads the charge at this year’s Academy Awards. The Netflix western scored 12 nominations including Best Director for Campion. Campion is now the first woman to have been nominated for best director [...]

February 10, 2022

The Great Sidney Poitier Dies Aged 94

Blackboard Jungle, Edge of the City, A Raisin in the Sun, The Greatest Story Ever Told, The Defiant Ones, Dual At Diablo, In the Heat of the Night, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? and To Sir, With Love – the great Sidney Poitier had a [...]

January 9, 2022

Uncovering Curiosities: Dan Gilroy’s ROMAN J. ISRAEL ESQ.

A rare Denzel Washington film that failed to connect with audiences, Roman J. Israel, Esq. is the star’s lowest grossing film since Mississippi Masala back in 1992. Budgeted at $22 million, the 2017 legal drama grossed just $11.9 million in [...]

October 18, 2021

Notebook Reviews: FALLEN

Gregory Hoblit – 1998 Fallen is a well made supernatural thriller from director Gregory Hoblit. Admittedly, the whole thing is a little far-fetched but it’s so well done that it really doesn’t matter. The film is anchored by a [...]

July 20, 2021

Remembering The Great Tony Scott

Director Tony Scott was born on June 21st 1944. He followed in the footsteps of his older brother, director Ridley Scott, by attending Art College. He then made his way into the advertising industry, working for his brother’s company, Ridley [...]

June 21, 2021

Notebook Reviews: THE BONE COLLECTOR

Phillip Noyce – 1999 The Bone Collector is an enjoyable, if routine serial killer thriller starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie.  The always reliable Philip Noyce‘s direction is slick and solid (and very 1980s)  and he [...]

January 8, 2021

This Is Not A Review: Tentative TENET Thoughts

Movies In Focus finally saw Christopher Nolan‘s Tenet. Like many, it was my first time in the cinema for a long time – and the way things are going it’s going to be the last visit for another while. This isn’t really a review [...]

November 1, 2020

Notebook Reviews: THE HURRICANE

Norman Jewison – 1999 [usr 3.5 text=”false”] The Hurricane is a noble biopic of Rueben Carter, the middleweight boxer who was falsely accused of murder in 1966 (immortalised in the wonderful Bob Dylan song). Norman Jewison offers [...]

April 8, 2020

Go Mel! Full List Of Golden Globe Nominations

The nominations for the 74th Golden Globe Awards have been announced – and Mel Gibson‘s Hacksaw Ridge has a strong showing (seven nods, same as La La Land). That’s what I call a comeback. Go Mel! A whole host of Movies In Focus [...]

December 12, 2016

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