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Joel Schumacher’s BATMAN

In 1995 Joel Schumacher took over the directing reins of the Batman franchise from Tim Burton for Batman Forever. Recasting Batman and replacing Michael Keatonwith the younger and more athletic Val Kilmer – this version of Batman was more [...]

January 17, 2021

Notebook Reviews: FROM DUSK TILL DAWN

Robert Rodriguez – 1996 From Dusk Till Dawn is a witty, gory and morally ambiguous horror-thriller. It’s great fun. There’s a chance that the whole thing wouldn’t work if it wasn’t anchored by George Clooney, who brings [...]

January 5, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: John Lemont’s KONGA

Your interest in Konga will depend on your interest in old B-movies. If you think that bad acting and terrible effects mean that a movie is simply appalling then I suggest that you give it a miss. However, if you revel in camp performances, [...]

December 30, 2020

Uncovering Curiosities: Eugenio Mira’s GRAND PIANO

Grand Piano plays like a homage to the work of Brian De Palma, the heir to Alfred Hitchcock’s edge of seat palm-sweaters. Eugenio Mira’s 2013 thriller sees pianist Tom Selznick (Elijah Wood) return to performing for the first time in five years [...]

December 29, 2020

Notebook Reviews: TIGERLAND

Joel Schumacher  – 2000 Tigerland is yet another first rate film from director Joel Schumacher. What lifts this Vietnam era drama above the plethora of other  ‘bootcamp’ war movies is the quality of the acting. Colin Farrell is [...]

December 29, 2020

Notebook Reviews: FLAWLESS

Joel Schumacher – 1999 Flawless is one of Joel Schumacher‘s best films and it features wonderful performances from both Robert De Niro and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Schumacher’s film is as thought-provoking as it is funny and it [...]

December 28, 2020

25 Great Horror Movies To Watch This October

October is the month where people like to delve deep into the horror genre and watch a variety of scary movies in the lead-up to Halloween. Movies In Focus has put together a list of 25 great horror movies. Some of them are classics films and others [...]

October 4, 2020

A Look Back At Christopher Nolan’s DARK KNIGHT Trilogy

Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins took The Dark Knight and transported Bob Kane and Bill Finger’s iconic creation into the real world. Hauling characters such as Ras Al Ghoul and The Scarecrow into the narrative enhanced the psychological ante [...]

July 29, 2020

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