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Notebook Reviews: THE SCORE

Frank Oz – 2001 The Score sees a great cast heading-up an old-fashioned caper film from director Frank Oz. Young upstart Edward Norton steals the honours from acting greats Robert De Niro and Marlon Brando.  A slick and well made film, The [...]

February 27, 2021

FIGHT CLUB: Box Office Isn’t Anything

David Fincher’s Fight Club was a box office failure when it was released back in 1999. The film had a budget of $63 million budget, but it only managed to pull-in $37 million at the US box office. It fared better internationally where it [...]

September 6, 2020

Notebook Reviews: KEEPING THE FAITH

Edward Norton – 2000 Edward Norton made his directing debut with this highly enjoyable romantic comedy. It’s Woody Allend-esqe in its treatment of New York and its neurotic characters.  The script sparkles with some jokey gems and the [...]

September 2, 2020

Wes Anderson’s ISLE OF DOGS Isn’t Just For Kids

The general gist is that Movies In Focus are rarely does animation – but Wes Anderson‘s 2018 film Isle of Dogs is a mini-masterpiece Anderson’s stop-motion feature is a gem of a movie. It might be animated, but this exceptionally put [...]

July 7, 2020

OSCARS 2015: A Full List Of Nominations; BIRDMAN Flies High

The Academy Awards (aka the Oscars) nominations have been announced and it’s fantastic to see Michael Keaton score a nod for Best Actor. It was never in doubt of course, as Keaton has been the frontrunner for some time due to his sterling work in [...]

January 15, 2015

BAFTA Awards 2015: A Full List Of Nominations

The 2015 Bafta Nominations have been announced and as usual there are some surprises scattered (Under The Skin for Outstanding British Film) throughout and some not so surprising announcements (The Theory of Everything and The Imitation Game). [...]

January 10, 2015

Michael Keaton Goes From Batman to BIRDMAN

Anything with Michael Keaton is fine with me (even the RoboCop remake, sort of). However, I’m really excited at the prospect of Birdman, a film which appears to riff on Keaton’s Batman past. Keaton will be joined in Birdman by fellow superhero [...]

March 7, 2013

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