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Oscars 2022: The Full Academy Awards Winners List

  The 94th Academy Awards took place on Sunday 27th March 2022. The event was pretty much over shadowed by Best Actor winner Will Smith slapping presenter Chris Rock after Rock made a joke about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. If the night [...]

March 28, 2022

Bring Kenneth Branagh’s BELFAST Home This April

A huge hit with critics and audiences alike, Kenneth Branagh‘s Belfast is a semi-autobiographical tale about growing up in the city as the violence of ‘the troubles’ spread across Northern Ireland in the late 1960s. Written and [...]

March 7, 2022

Irish Academy Awards: The 2022 IFTA Nominations

Belfast and An Cailín Ciúin lead the nominations for the 2022 Irish Academy Awards. Both films have scored 10 nods each, while Who We Love, Swan Song and You Are Not My Mother have 6 nominations. Break-out hit, Deadly Cuts was next having [...]

February 22, 2022

Kevin Costner – The Last Of The Hollywood Cowboys

Born on the 18 January, 1955, Kevin Costner was an avid film fan who up in California. Fascinated by epic westerns such as Red River and How the West Was Won, he dreamed of being cowboy (a dream that would be fulfilled many years later). Following [...]

January 18, 2022

Kenneth Branagh’s BELFAST

Movies In Focus lived in Belfast for six years before moving to England. I’ve recently moved back near the city – and it’s a place which I have a strong emotional attachment to. It’s a wonderful city, a vibrant city and a [...]

September 3, 2021

This Is Not A Review: Tentative TENET Thoughts

Movies In Focus finally saw Christopher Nolan‘s Tenet. Like many, it was my first time in the cinema for a long time – and the way things are going it’s going to be the last visit for another while. This isn’t really a review [...]

November 1, 2020

Notebook Reviews: WILD WILD WEST

Barry Sonnenfeld – 1999 Director Barry Sonnefeld‘s Wild Wild Wild West is much better than the reviews make out. Will Smith and Kevin Kline are on fine form, although the latter is under-used. Kenneth Branagh and Salma Hayek offer-up [...]

October 31, 2020

Christopher Nolan’s Swiss Watch

As a director,  Christopher Nolan has had a pretty impressive cinematic run: Following (1998) Memento (2000) Insomnia (2002) Batman Begins (2005) The Prestige (2006) The Dark Knight (2008) Inception (2010) The Dark Knight Rises (2012), [...]

September 6, 2020

When WILD WILD WEST Almost Derailed Will Smith’s Career

Wicki- Wicki- Wild Wild West. Director Barry Sonnenfeld’s Wild Wild West was seen as the sure fire hit of the summer of 1999 (well, alongside Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace). Will Smith, July 4th Weekend and a bucket load of CGI. The [...]

July 4, 2020

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