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Notebook Reviews: THE NEGOTIATOR

F. Gary Gray – 1998. The Negotiator is an enjoyable suspense film with a very strong cast. This tense thriller is top-lined by Samuel L. Jackson and  Kevin Spacey, while J.T. Walsh, Ron Rifkin, David Morse and John Spencer fill out the [...]

December 27, 2021

Notebook Reviews: SEVEN

David Fincher – 1995. David Fincher’s Seven is a landmark movie in the serial killer thriller genre. It’s a film which can stand repeated viewings – even with that shock ending. A strong premise (death by the seven deadly [...]

September 3, 2021

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: AMERICAN BEAUTY

Sam Mendes – 1999 Sam Mendes’ American Beauty is a film which improves with each viewing. The satire has a great Academy Award winning performance from Kevin Spacey at the centre of it  (edit: are we allowed to still say that?). The [...]

January 21, 2021

Putting Baby In The Corner: The Frustration Of BABY DRIVER

With a title which riffs on the Simon & Garfunkel song from their Bridge Over Troubled Water album, director Edgar Wright‘s 2017 film, Baby Driver is an energetic action-comedy/musical which is as entertaining as it is frustrating. Wright [...]

August 27, 2020

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

THE PREDATOR: Getting The Gang Together

A motley crew is defined as an assembly of individuals of various backgrounds, appearance, and character that come together for a single cause. Utilising this as the centrepiece of a narrative has been a hallmark of cinema for many years now, [...]

September 4, 2018

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