mad men

The Genius Of Matthew Weiner’s MAD MEN

Created by Matthew Weiner, Mad Men became something of a cultural phenomenon when it aired for seven seasons between 2007 and 2015. Set in a New York advertising agency on Madison Avenue between 1960s and 1970, the time-frame gave the show [...]

January 21, 2022

Uncovering Curiosities: Andrew Niccol’s GOOD KILL

Imagine Top Gun without the schoolboy antics – and the flying. That’s what you get with Good Kill. That’s not to say that Andrew Niccol‘s 2014 drama is boring (it’s not), it’s just that 21st Century aviation has changed to such an [...]

June 6, 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

Fletch Lives! Jon Hamm To Star In FLETCH Reboot

In recent years Jon Hamm has failed to capitalise on his role as Don Draper in Mad Men. It’s as if Hollywood didn’t know what to do with him. Finally, he might just have the perfect part to play – Fletch.  The character, created [...]

July 15, 2020

Jon Hamm Is Too Good For TAG

Movies In Focus doesn’t really like comedy – but I do like Jon Hamm. However, I’m torn by Tag. This looks stupid (really stupid) – but I’ll always support the Hamm after Mad Men. He’s too good for this [...]

March 20, 2018

LETHAL WEAPON: Clayne Crawford Is The New Mel Gibson

Clayne Crawford is the new Martin Riggs. Crawford has been cast as the lead in the TV reboot of Lethal Weapon, taking on the role made famous by Mel Gibson in Dick Donner’s seminal action franchise. Movies In Focus is against the idea of a Lethal [...]

March 12, 2016

Trailer For Ryan Gosling’s Directorial Debut LOST RIVER

Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut, Lost River had a ‘mixed response’ when it opened at the Cannes Film Festival last year. Many of those who criticised the film said that it was a bit too much like Nicolas Winding Refn’s polarizing [...]

February 6, 2015

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