howard hawks

Peter Bogdanovich Dies At The Age Of 82

The great Peter Bogdanovich has died at his Los Angeles home at the age of 82. In a career that included such greats as Targets, The Last Picture Show and What’s Up Doc and Paper Moon, Bogdanovich’s career was the connective tissue between [...]

January 6, 2022

Uncovering Curiosities: Joe Begos’ VFW

Over the last 10 or 15 years, much has been said and done about the Grindhouse aesthetic. Since Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez unleashed their double-bill feature of Death Proof and Planet Terror 2007, many directors have tried and (mostly) [...]

October 30, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: John Carpenter’s THE FOG

After taking a break from horror to make Elvis in 1979, John Carpenter returned to the genre with The Fog, an atmospheric ghost story set in the fictional Californian town of Antonio Bay.  When The Fog starts rolling-in, so does the crew of [...]

October 15, 2021

Horror Movies To Watch This Halloween

October is when the nights get darker and more mysterious. It’s the month where 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 [...]

October 2, 2021

Notebook Reviews: HIS GIRL FRIDAY

Howard Hawks – 1940 One of the all-time great movies, Howard Hawk’s His Girl Friday is a fast and furious screwball comedy starring (a never better) Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell. Based on the 1928 play The Front Page by Ben Hecht and [...]

January 6, 2021

Behind The Scenes: Ben Affleck Directing LIVE BY NIGHT

2016’s Live By Night is a luscious and luminous film. It features some beautiful production design and costumes, creating a vibrant world that echoes nearly a century of wonderful gangster movies. Ben Affleck’s adaptation of Dennis [...]

November 30, 2020

Notebook Reviews: THE THING

John Carpenter – 1982 Director John Carpenter delivers a brilliant sci-fi/horror with this update of Christian Nyby and Howard Hawks‘ The Thing From Another World. The Thing is loaded with great performances and brilliant atmosphere. [...]

October 30, 2020

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