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Notebook Reviews: HEARTBREAKERS

David Mirkin – 2001 Hearbreakers isn’t a bad comedy – but it would be nothing without it’s brilliant cast. Gene Hackman seems to be having a great time – the role is an odd choice for him. Sigourney Weaver [...]

May 22, 2021

Notebook Reviews: VANILLA SKY

Cameron Crowe – 2001 Writer/director Cameron Crowe‘s Vanilla Sky is a masterpiece. Crowe’s ‘cover version’ of Alejandro Amenábar’s Open Your Eyes is a glossy and surreal romantic-drama-sci-fi-thriller. Tom [...]

April 28, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: George Gallo’s COLUMBUS CIRCLE

Columbus Circle is an odd little curio from 2012 featuring the not inconsequential talents of Selma Blair, Amy Smart, Jason Lee, Giovanni Ribisi, Kevin Pollak and Beau Bridges. A decade ago or so this may even have had a theatrical release, but we [...]

April 15, 2021

Notebook Reviews: CHASING AMY

Kevin Smith – 1997 Chasing Amy is one of Kevin Smith‘s finest films (if not the finest). It’s a hugely watchable low-budget comedy/drama with a good script and impressive performances from Ben Affleck and Jason Lee.  The main [...]

March 13, 2021

Behind The Scenes Of Cameron Crowe’s VANILLA SKY

Movies In Focus is of the belief that Cameron Crowe‘s Vanilla Sky is one of the finest films of the 21st Century. Starring Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Jason Lee and Kurt Russell, Vanilla Sky delivers on multiple levels. The [...]

April 26, 2020

Notebook Reviews: ALMOST FAMOUS

Cameron Crowe – 2000  Almost Famous is the film which could very well be Cameron Crowe’s masterpiece (it’s also an incredible follow-up to Jerry Maguire). A fantastic script and top-notch soundtrack loaded with great music make this [...]

April 4, 2020

DVD Review: COLUMBUS CIRCLE Is A Curious Thriller

Columbus Circle is an odd little curio, a direct-to-DVD thriller with a solid cast, featuring the not inconsequential talent of Selma Blair, Amy Smart, Jason Lee, Giovanni Ribisi, Kevin Pollak and Beau Bridges. A decade ago this may even have had a [...]

March 18, 2012