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Notebook Reviews: WHAT’S EATING GILBERT GRAPE

Lasse Hallström – 1993 What’s Eating Gilbert Grape is a well crafted, if rather sombre drama from director Lasse Hallström. Johnny Depp excels as the title character and the Oscar-nominated Leonardo DiCaprio is also quite good – [...]

July 14, 2021

The Great Jack Nicholson

The great Jack Nicholson turned 84 years old on 2021. Nicholson’s Hollywood career has been anything but conventional. As an actor he has played the game his own way, choosing a selection of roles, which on paper appear to be oddball decisions [...]

April 22, 2021

Notebook Reviews: THE BEACH

Danny Boyle – 2000 Considering the talent, the budget and the hype involved, The Beach comes across as a seriously lacklustre effort. Danny Boyle‘s film is a good-looking, if soulless affair which is let down by some very bad creative [...]

January 17, 2021

Academy Awards 2020: Joker Leads The Oscar Pack

It’s not really a surprise that the multi-award winning, billion dollar grossing Joker is leading the pack with 11 nominations at the 2020 Academy Awards. If I were a betting man, I’d say that Joaquin Phoenix is a lock to win the Best [...]

January 14, 2020

The 2020 Golden Globes Full Nominations List

It’s easy to become cynical when you write about movies. You get to see the good, the bad and the ugly and sometimes that makes you jaded. However, there’s nothing like watching quality movies succeed and when you see the list of [...]

December 9, 2019

Trailer: ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD Has My Attention

Movies In Focus is old enough to remember how Quentin Tarantino totally changed the face of cinema with his gutsy style of writing and directing in the 1990s. It was great to be around when Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown exploded onto [...]

March 23, 2019

Imagine This: ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD Pics

Quentin Tarantino’s One Upon A Time In Hollywood is one of the must-see movies of 2019. The Charles Manson/Sharon Tate pic has an epic cast Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie, Al Pacino (and others) and an intriguing premise. This [...]

January 26, 2019

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