michael fassbender

Is BIRDMAN The Greatest Movie Of The 21st Century?

Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) is a palate cleanser that clears away the taste of over processed, generic Hollywood products. There’s a freshness to Alejandro González Iñárritu’s 2015 film that’s zesty and light, but [...]

September 5, 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

Uncovering Curiosities: Adam Smith’s TRESPASS AGAINST US

Trespass Against Us sees Michael Fassbender give another high-powered performance and he again illustrates that he’s one of the best actors working in movies today. Ostensibly a drama, 2016’s Trespass Against Us also has a crime-thriller [...]

May 24, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: John Maclean’s SLOW WEST

Director John Maclean’s 2015 western, Slow West isn’t your standard ‘oater’. This is a quirky offbeat tale which is as funny as it is heartbreaking. Michael Fassbender is Silas, an outlaw who takes Kodi Smit-McPhee’s Jay under his wing so [...]

May 16, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Brendan Muldowney’s PILGRIMAGE

Spider-Man star Tom Holland takes the lead in Pilgrimage, a medieval Irish thriller that sees a group of monks protecting an ancient holy relic against heathens and those who want to use it as a source of political power. Pilgrimage is an engaging [...]

January 17, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Gavin O’Connor’s JANE GOT A GUN

The popularity for the western ebbs and flows and every time the genre looks ready to be put out to pasture, along comes a film which re-energises it and kicks-off a whole new spate of ‘oaters’. However, for every Dances With Wolves or True Grit [...]

September 21, 2020

Why Mel Gibson Is Still A FORCE OF NATURE

The mighty Mel Gibson‘s latest release, Force Of Nature (read the Movies In Focus review) proves he’s still a movie star to be reckoned with and that he can still command the screen like few actors. Gibson might have supporting part [...]

June 30, 2020

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