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Remembering The Mighty Joel Schumacher

The mighty Joel Schumacher was born on the 29 August 1939 – the same year that Batman made his first appearance.  As one of the all-time great directors, he helmed a wonderful selection of films that included everything from The Incredible [...]

August 29, 2021

Notebook Reviews: OCEAN’S 11

Steven Soderbergh – 2001 Wow! You really just can’t top this heist caper from the great Steven Soderbergh – and what a cast he’s assembled: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Julia Roberts, Elliot Gould and [...]

May 16, 2021

George Clooney – The Last Of The Movie Stars

There are movie stars and then there is George Clooney. The actor, who turned 60 years old on 6 May, 2021 is the epitome of old style charm and charisma and he has been compared to Cary Grant on so many occasions that it would be superfluous to do [...]

May 6, 2021

Notebook Reviews: AMERICA’S SWEETHEARTS

Joe Roth – 2001 A first-rate cast (Julia Roberts, John Cusack, Billy Crystal, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Hank Azaria, Stanley Tucci, Seth Green, Alan Arkin and Christopher Walken!) head-up this enjoyable, if uninspired romantic comedy. Cusack is [...]

March 5, 2021

Notebook Reviews: CONSPIRACY THEORY

Richard Donner – 1997 Conspiracy Theory is a top-notch thriller from the winning combo of Mel Gibson and Richard Donner. It improves with repeat viewings and there’s a good mix of laughs and thrills to be had. Julia Roberts is somewhat [...]

March 4, 2021

Notebook Reviews: ERIN BROCKOVICH

Steven Soderbergh – 2000 The brilliant Steven Soderbergh takes what should have been a TV movie starring a former Charlie’s Angel star and turns it into an engrossing A-list feature. Erin Brockovich is a brilliant true-life tale of [...]

February 20, 2021

Obituary: Director Joel Schumacher Dies Aged 80

The mighty Joel Schumacher has died at the age of 80. Having quietly battled cancer for a year, he finally succumbed to the disease. Movies In Focus has always been impressed by Schumacher’s visual flair and technique for storytelling. [...]

June 23, 2020

Ewan McGregor Moves To AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

Ewan McGregor has joined the cast of the George Clooney produced drama, August: Osage County. Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts star in the John Wells directed film – which is based on the Pulitzer and Tony-winning play by Tracy Letts. According to [...]

September 18, 2012