music

Mark Pellington’s Music Film For Nada Surf’s JUST WAIT

Mark Pellington is one of today’s great visual stylists. Pellington is a director who merges strong imagery with interesting storytelling across a variety of different mediums. Over the years he has directed music videos with acts like Bruce [...]

December 15, 2020

If Jesus Was A Sheriff And I Was The Priest…

If I Was the Priest was one of the songs that helped Bruce Springsteen score a record deal with CBS Records (now Columbia/Sony Records) back in 1972. It was in the set of the songs that Springsteen played for CBS record producer John Hammond during [...]

November 25, 2020

The Great Opening Of HIGH NOON

With one of the greatest opening sequences in film history, Fred Zinneman’s High Noon kicks-off in an outstanding fashion and this 1952 film just gets better and better as it builds towards its climax. Zinnemann delivers one of the great [...]

November 22, 2020

Official Trailer For Bruce Springsteen’s LETTER TO YOU

The mighty Bruce Springsteen has become a cross-generational icon. He’s now more than a musician, he’s one of the great artists of the last century. Over the last decade or so, Springsteen has started to document his life and career in [...]

October 15, 2020

Notebook Reviews: TWO LANE BLACKTOP

Monte Hellman – 1971 Monte Hellman’s Two Lane Blacktop is a well-regraded cult film and while it’s not bad, the whole endeavour is very superficial. Hellman’s film looks great and the cast is intriguing  – [...]

October 2, 2020

Official Music Video For Billie Eilish’s NO TIME TO DIE

The marketing campaign for Daniel Craig’s final James Bond adventure, No Tim To Die is getting into full swing as it approaches its November opening. The first episode of The Official James Bond Podcast has already dropped – and now [...]

October 2, 2020

Notebook Reviews: LIVE AND LET DIE

Guy Hamilton – 1973. Live And Let Die is one of the best James Bond movies – and certainly the best (and first) of Roger Moore‘s run as Ian Fleming’s super spy. The story is a blast (if a little dated) and the set pieces make [...]

September 28, 2020

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

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