end of days

Notebook Reviews: END OF DAYS

Peter Hyams – 1999 End Of Days is a gloriously old-fashioned action movie from director Peter Hyams. This end of the century thriller plays like The Omen meets Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Arnold Schwarzenegger is great as the ex-cop battling [...]

August 20, 2021

Notebook Reviews: THE OMEN

Richard Donner – 1976 The Omen is a first rate horror from the great Richard Donner – which once again shows that he’s a director at ease in every genre.  Great acting from Gregory Peck and Lee Remick and a fantastic score from [...]

April 14, 2021

Top Christmas Movies: END OF DAYS

End Of Days sees Arnold Schwarzenegger fighting Satan (Gabriel Byrne) during the 1999 festive season. Okay, so I know it’s The Omen meets Terminator 2, but I loved this on-the-cusp of the millennium and I still love it more than 20 years on. The [...]

December 1, 2020

20 Years Later: 1999 Was One Of The Greatest Film Years Ever!

Sometimes the stars just align and greatness arrives all at once. Maybe it was because a lot of great filmmakers hit their stride (David Fincher, M.Night Shymalan, Spike Jonze etc) or just pre-millennium fear, but 1999 saw a lot of great movies land [...]

January 3, 2019

Movies In Focus’ Top Christmas Movies

As curmudgeonly as Movies In Focus can be, I do appreciate Christmas (it’s probably my favourite time of the year). I thought it was about time that I put together a list of my favourite Christmas film, so I rolled-up my sleeves and dug into the [...]

December 19, 2018