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Uncovering Curiosities: Michael Mann’s THIEF

Michael Mann films have always been about restraint and precision and this was never more evident than in Thief. Mann made his big screen directing debut with this 1981 film which sees James Caan as a career criminal whose well planned [...]

August 29, 2021

The Top 100 Films Of The 21st Century…So Far

Movies In Focus was inspired to put together a Top 100 Films Of The 21st Century list after reading the recent piece in Empire which listed the top movies of the century as voted for by the magazine’s readers. It was a pretty damning list [...]

January 21, 2020

Trailer For Nicolas Winding Refn’s THE NEON DEMON

Nobody is ever going to tell Nicolas Winding Refn what to do. He might have flirted with the mainstream with Drive but Only God Forgives showed that he wasn’t going to sell his soul to Hollywood. It’s difficult to tell what The Neon Demon will [...]

April 16, 2016

Interview: John Carpenter Talks Music, Movies And Hollywood

Photo by Kyle Cassidy © Storm King Productions John Carpenter is one of the most influential filmmakers of the last 50 years. He began his career with Dark Star before making the cult classic Assault In Precinct 13. He then hit career pay dirt [...]

May 11, 2015

Trailer For Ryan Gosling’s Directorial Debut LOST RIVER

Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut, Lost River had a ‘mixed response’ when it opened at the Cannes Film Festival last year. Many of those who criticised the film said that it was a bit too much like Nicolas Winding Refn’s polarizing [...]

February 6, 2015

DVD Review: Stylish MANIAC Glorifies Sexualised Violence

Elijah Wood will forever be associated with the role of Frodo in The Lord of The Rings movies (and now The Hobbit). He’ll never be able to shake-off the ring-loving half-ling, but that’s the way the cookie crumbles in Hollywood. Wood has tried [...]

July 29, 2013

New Neontastic Poster For ONLY GOD FORGIVES

The success of Drive means that everyone is (im)patiently waiting for Ryan Gosling‘s re-team with director Nicolas Winding Refn. Only God Forgives looks like it might just live-up to those high expectations. This is a pretty nifty poster is [...]

April 18, 2013

BAFTAS 2012

My BAFTA journey started with a train ride into central London, on a bitterly frosty morning. After meeting with a selection of members of the press, I was ushered onto the red carpet, having to walk the full length of the crimson material, past a [...]

February 23, 2013

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