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Remembering Shane Black’s KISS KISS BANG BANG

Shane Black’s 2005 directorial debut, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is a near flawless modern noir. Black’s script sizzles with wit and one-liners and Robert Downey Jr and Val Kilmer are perfect as the leads. Kilmer was post-Batman, Downey was [...]

April 24, 2020

The Top 100 Films Of The 21st Century…So Far

Movies In Focus was inspired to put together a Top 100 Films Of The 21st Century list after reading the recent piece in Empire which listed the top movies of the century as voted for by the magazine’s readers. It was a pretty damning list [...]

January 21, 2020

Movies In Focus’ Top Christmas Movies

As curmudgeonly as Movies In Focus can be, I do appreciate Christmas (it’s probably my favourite time of the year). I thought it was about time that I put together a list of my favourite Christmas film, so I rolled-up my sleeves and dug into the [...]

December 19, 2018

Trailer: Ryan Gosling And Russell Crowe Are THE NICE GUYS

The Nice Guys is Shane Black doing what he does best. This trailer for the buddy comedy starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling sparkles with great dialogue, funny moments and violence. There are hints of Black’s master work Kiss Kiss Bang [...]

December 5, 2015

Robert Downey Jr. Should Save Movies And Not Help Kill Them

I like Robert Downey Jr. He’s a great actor with a tremendous screen presence and you have to admire how he pulled himself through his drug and alcohol troubles to become the highest paid actor on the planet. He’s made more money than he’ll [...]

May 2, 2015

New Poster: Will Robert Downey Jr Rule With THE JUDGE?

Robert Downey Jr has had a great decade or so. He kicked things off by starring in Shane Black’s fantastic Kiss Kiss Bang Bang in 2005 and then hit the big time when he was cast as Tony Stark / Iron Man two years later. A couple of Sherlock Holmes [...]

August 29, 2014

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