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Uncovering Curiosities: Michael Winterbottom’s GENOVA

  Michael Winterbottom’s career in film and television has been a real rollercoaster of expectations. As a filmmaker, Winterbottom takes his audience to places they least expect, often subverting expectations and genre tropes. His 2008 film, [...]

January 20, 2022

Uncovering Curiosities: Nicolas Roeg’s DON’T LOOK NOW

The great Nicolas Roeg‘s 1973 release, Don’t Look Now is an expertly crafted horror/thriller. A now iconic piece of cinema, Roeg’s film not only delivers on eerie atmosphere, but it also has serious dramatic and emotional heft. It [...]

November 4, 2021

Horror Movies To Watch This Halloween

  October is when the nights get darker and more mysterious. It’s the month when people like to delve deep into the horror genre and watch a variety of scary movies as Halloween approaches.  Movies In Focus has put together a list of [...]

October 2, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Jerzy Skolimowski’s THE SHOUT

This 1978 British film directed by Jerzy Skolimowski stars the wonderful Alan Bates, John Hurt, Susannah York and Tim Curry. The film sounds like an episode of The Twilight Zone (but it’s so much more); on a summers afternoon a group of villagers [...]

October 22, 2020

25 Great Horror Movies To Watch This October

October is the month where people like to delve deep into the horror genre and watch a variety of scary movies in the lead-up to Halloween. Movies In Focus has put together a list of 25 great horror movies. Some of them are classics films and others [...]

October 4, 2020

Throwback Short Film: TEDDY BEARS PICNIC

Thomas Hodge’s Teddy Bears Picnic is a creepy little short about a mother and daughter playing in the woods. Running a little over 5 minutes, this 2017 film has hints of Don’t Look Now and The Blair Witch Project, but Hodge’s film [...]

May 10, 2020

Review: Nicolas Roeg’s Timeless Classic DON’T LOOK NOW

Nicolas Roeg’s Don’t Look Now is a stunningly crafted horror/thriller from 1973. It’s a classic, a wonderfully realised piece of cinema which delivers on a dramatic and an emotional level. This is how you make a horror movie.  Based [...]

July 20, 2019

Blu-ray Review: Alan Bates And John Hurt In THE SHOUT

This 1978 British film directed by Jerzy Skolimowski stars the wonderful Alan Bates, John Hurt, Susannah York and Tim Curry. The film sounds like an episode of The Twilight Zone (but it’s so much more); on a summers afternoon a group of villagers [...]

September 7, 2014

DON’T LOOK NOW: St Mary’s, Mayhem And Nicolas Roeg

On Halloween night I had the chance to catch Don’t Look Now as part of the Mayhem horror film festival (in conjunction with Broadway Cinema). As a resident of Nottingham, it’s always good to see events like this take place. However, Don’t Look [...]

November 2, 2013

Review: THE ABANDONED Is A Russian Set Horror Movie

The Abandoned is a horror movie directed by Nacho Cerda (co-written with Karim Hussainand Richard Stanley), which tries to put a European spin on the current wave of Japanese inspired horror films. Marie (Anastasia Hille) returns to Russia after a [...]

April 29, 2012

Review: Colin Firth In Supernatural Drama GENOVA

Michael Winterbottom’s feature is a slow moving family drama with shades of the supernatural. Lecturer Joe (Colin Firth) relocates to the Italian city of Genova with his two daughters Kelly and Mary (Willa Holland Perla Haney-Jardine) following [...]

April 5, 2012