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Notebook Reviews: SPARTACUS

Stanley Kubrick – 1960 Stanley Kubrick‘s Spartacus is a first-rate epic which is filled with some great visuals and strong performances. This is truly filmmaking on an epic scale and one of the finest in a genre filled with greats.  The [...]

January 20, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Billy Wilder’s ACE IN THE HOLE

A critical and commercial flop at the time of its release, Billy Wilder’s Ace In The Hole has gone on to become a classic film with an important critique of the press and how it presents ‘news’ to the masses. There’s a reason for this [...]

October 14, 2020

Tore Down A La TRUMBO

A little late to the party, but Movies In Focus finally caught up with Jay Roach’s 2015 release Trumbo. It’s a great character study of the blacklisted screenwriter, Dalton Trumbo and it really delivers in setting out the details of a [...]

June 11, 2020

Vanity Is Fair For Paramount Pictures

The latest issue of Vanity Fair has a fantastic image celebrating Paramount Pictures 100th anniversary. The images below get bigger if you click on them, but Vanity Fair has a pretty nifty zoom option so that you can get up-close and personal with [...]

June 13, 2012