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Notebook Reviews: THE STORY OF US

Rob Reiner – 1999 The Story Of Us is a well made relationship dramedy from director Rob Reiner. Bruce Willis and Michelle Pfeiffer excel in the lead roles as the husband and wife going through marriage troubles. It’s witty and dramatic, [...]

June 30, 2021

Remembering Tim Burton’s BATMAN

  In 1988 director Tim Burton was working on his second feature, Beetlejuice, at Warner Bros, when the director was offered a Batman film. For the first time in a decade, the project gathered real momentum. Bringing along his Beetlejuice star [...]

June 23, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Darren Aronofsky’s MOTHER!

Few films have left Movies In Focus as perplexed and confused as Darren Aronosfky’s 2017 film, mother!. It’s a fever-dream, a collage of terror and a cacophony of nightmares. I’m not sure if it’s a good film, but it’s definitely one which [...]

May 15, 2021

George Clooney – The Last Of The Movie Stars

There are movie stars and then there is George Clooney. The actor, who turned 60 years old on 6 May, 2021 is the epitome of old style charm and charisma and he has been compared to Cary Grant on so many occasions that it would be superfluous to do [...]

May 6, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Alan Alda’s SWEET LIBERTY

The great Alan Alda is a talented and interesting man. An actor, writer, director, comedian and novelist it would appear that there is nothing Alda can’t do. Alda has a slew of acting credits to his name, from Mash (the television show) to being a [...]

February 21, 2021

Top Christmas Movies: BATMAN RETURNS

Tim Burton’s 1992 caped crusader sequel is probably the best Batman flick ever made.  A German expressionist film with an $80 million budget, this dark tale of the Dark Knight is helped by its gloriously grim festive setting. Brilliant.  Burton [...]

December 3, 2020

Remembering Tim Burton’s BATMAN RETURNS

After the success of Batman in 1989, Tim Burton was given carte blanche for this sequel, and he delivered the most bizarre Hollywood blockbuster ever made– an $80 million German Expressionist summer action movie. Michael Keaton once again returned [...]

June 21, 2020

Tim Burton’s BATMAN

In 1988 director Tim Burton was working on his second feature, Beetlejuice, at Warner Bros, when the director was offered a Batman film. For the first time in a decade, the project gathered real momentum. Bringing along his Beetlejuice star Michael [...]

April 11, 2020

Notebook Reviews: TEQUILA SUNRISE

Robert Towne – 1988  Tequila Sunrise is a sizzling first-rate thriller from the great writer/director Robert Towne.  This 1988 film is slick and enjoyable with a top tier cast (Mel Gibson, Kurt Russell and Michelle Pfeiffer) who all [...]

April 6, 2020

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