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Uncovering Curiosities: Robert Altman’s NASHVILLE

The great Robert Altman is regarded as the master of sprawling multi-narrative films and Nashville is probably the film that captures the legendary director’s cinematic style most. This 1975 film follows a group of people as their lives intersect [...]

September 10, 2020

MAGNOLIA Is Paul Thomas Anderson’s Masterpiece

In the humble opinion of Movies In Focus, Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia is one of the great films of the last twenty-odd years.  Anderson’s epic L.A. tale features an excellent ensemble cast featuring a never better Tom Cruise, Julianne [...]

August 10, 2020

Review: ELVIS FROM OUTER SPACE Is A Hunka Hunka Burning Junk

Elvis From Outer Space is one tiny (and long played-out) joke stretched to fill a slow and suffering 90 minutes of so-called cinema. The title pretty much sums up what this low budget sci-fi comedy is about and your tolerance for it will depend on [...]

July 10, 2020

The Legendary Ennio Morricone Dies At The Age Of 91

The great Ennio Morricone has died at the age of 91. The Italian film composer sadly passed away in Rome following complications from a fall. Morricone was probably best known for his work with Sergio Leone, the most famous being the 1966 Clint [...]

July 6, 2020

How Michael Bay Paid Homage To Himself With PEARL HARBOR

Love him or loathe him, you can’t deny that Michael Bay is one hell of a visual stylist. The director has made some exceptional action films – The Rock, The Bad Boys movies, Armageddon and Pearl Harbor all work on a wonderful cinematic [...]

June 11, 2020

MAMMA MIA! Pierce Brosnan Sings ABBA’s SOS

Phyllida Lloyd’s Mamma Mia! is an excellent jukebox musical that pulls on ABBA’s music and the 2008 film’s classy cast give it their all. Movies In Focus was originally cynical of the film, but i grew to appreciate Mamma Mia. Yes [...]

June 2, 2020

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