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KICK-ASS Still Kicks Ass 10 Years On

Movies In Focus recently caught Matthew Vaughn‘s Kick-Ass again for the first time in years. It’s hard to believe that it was released 10 years ago. Superhero films weren’t as dominant in 2010 as they are now and Vaughn’s [...]

October 3, 2020

Uncovering Curiosities: Paul Schrader’s DYING OF THE LIGHT

Paul Schrader’s best screenplays have always been about internal struggles and he returns to this theme again with Dying Of The Light. The 2014 film features Nicolas Cage’s best performance this decade, as Evan Lake, a terminally ill CIA agent [...]

September 30, 2020

UNCAGED: Time To Appreciate Nicolas Cage

The mighty Nicolas Cage isn’t the box office powerhouse that he was in the ’90s and early ’00s. The actor become more of a punchline in recent years, the whipping boy for film fans who now worship at the feet of spandex clad demigods. [...]

September 28, 2020

David O. Russell’s THREE KINGS

Three Kings is a Gulf War action-comedy which pretty much set the pattern for George Clooney‘s career over the next two decades. It takes a commercial premise and skews it as an off-beat and political bender. Hard to believe that this was [...]

September 19, 2020

Obituary: Director Joel Schumacher Dies Aged 80

The mighty Joel Schumacher has died at the age of 80. Having quietly battled cancer for a year, he finally succumbed to the disease. Movies In Focus has always been impressed by Schumacher’s visual flair and technique for storytelling. [...]

June 23, 2020

Nicolas Cage Is TIGER KING’S Joe Exotic

The mighty Nicolas Cage has scored the role he was potentially born to play. Cage will play Joe Schreibvogel, a.k.a Joe Exotic, the subject of Netflix’s Tiger King in a a new eight-part series for Imagine Television. Based on Leif [...]

May 8, 2020

Notebook Reviews: TRAPPED IN PARADISE

George Gallo – 1994  Trapped In Paradise is an enjoyable enough Capra-esqe festive comedy from writer-director George Gallo. Nicolas Cage gives an oddly low-key performance as one of three criminals trapped in a small town during a snow storm [...]

April 11, 2020

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