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Uncovering Curiosities: Paul Schrader’s DOG EAT DOG

Director Paul Schrader’s 2016 film, Dog Eat Dog is a sort of ‘90s throwback, a post-Tarantino crime drama top-lined by Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe. It’s not exactly Reservoir Dogs, but these guys have serious talent and that shines through [...]

June 18, 2021

Movies In Focus Quotes

“I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognised wiser than oneself.” – Marlene Dietrich Movies In Focus has been doing the movie review thing for well [...]

June 12, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Oliver Stone’s SNOWDEN

The great Oliver Stone has always liked to provoke and upset the status quo and therefore Edward Snowden is the perfect subject for him to tackle in his 2016 film, Snowden. Nobody has polarised people in recent years quite like Snowden, with many [...]

June 4, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Panos Costamos’ MANDY 

Director Panos Costamos throws away the rule book for revenge movies and fashions a dream-like piece of cinematic carnage with his 2018 movie, Mandy. It’s a cosmic piece of cinema which plays like a half-remembered dream which was fuelled by a [...]

May 21, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Brian Taylor’s MOM AND DAD

The mighty Nicolas Cage must be the hardest working man in Hollywood. In 2017 Cage took us on a comedic-horror journey through suburbia with the hugely entertaining Mom And Dad.  Written and directed by Brian Taylor, Mom And Dad sees a [...]

March 4, 2021

Notebook Reviews: FACE/OFF

John Woo – 1997 Face/Off is a slick and thrilling sci-fi(sh) action film from the great John Woo. The film features wonderfully enthusiastic performances from the brilliant pairing of John Travolta and Nicolas Cage (although his haircut [...]

February 9, 2021

Notebook Reviews: THE FAMILY MAN

Brett Ratner – 2000 The Family Man is a pretty good fantasy/drama from director Brett Ratner. The film features yet another strong performance from Nicolas Cage and a good supporting cast (Téa Leoni, Don Cheadle and Jeremy Piven). The [...]

January 29, 2021

Notebook Reviews: RAISING ARIZONA

Joel Coen – 1987 Raising Arizona is a fantastic off-beat comedy  – and one of the Cohen Brothers finest films. Nicolas Cage is great as the dim-witted ex-con, but the film’s best moments involve the Lone Rider Of The Apocalypse. [...]

January 26, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Larry Charles’ ARMY OF ONE

Nobody does crazy quite like Nicolas Cage and he might just be at his craziest (if that’s even possible) in 2016’S Army Of One. The comedy is the true story of a ‘normal’ American who decides to wage a one man war on Osama Bin [...]

January 18, 2021

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