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Brian De Palma – Master Of Suspense

The great Brian De Palma was born on 11 September 1940. He has always been a director that defies convention. He’s an outsider that managed to get into the Hollywood system and subvert it. In the early days his love of the thriller led to him [...]

September 11, 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

Notebook Reviews: CONAN THE BARBARIAN

John Milius – 1982 What can you say about this epic fantasy from director John Milius? Arnold Schwarzenegger is great, Milius and Oliver Stone‘s script is rich and textured and and the rousing score from Basil Poledouris is fantastic! [...]

May 7, 2021

Notebook Reviews: ANY GIVEN SUNDAY

Oliver Stone – 1999 Oliver Stone is at the top of his game with this sports-based drama which features a fantastic cast  – Al Pacino, Cameron Diaz, Dennis Quaid, Jamie Foxx, James Woods, LL Cool, Matthew Modine, Aaron Eckhart and the [...]

March 25, 2021

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

Tom Cruise Still Has All The Right Movies

The mighty Tom Cruise’s boyish charm helped propel him to superstardom in the 1980s. He parlayed that success into working with Hollywood’s top directors (Steven Spielberg, Tony Scott, Brian DePalma, Robert Redford, Oliver Stone) starring a [...]

July 3, 2020

Kevin Costner And Oliver Stone On The Set Of JFK

A master stroke of filmmaking, JFK stands beside All The Presidents Men as not only an excellent political film, but also one of the greatest studio pictures ever made. The Warner Bros. of today would never finance such a controversial film, and [...]

April 30, 2020

Blu-ray Review: Brian De Palma’s SCARFACE

“Say hello to my little friend!” The general belief is that remakes are a very bad thing. Yes, sometimes that is true, but other times that is Scarface. Written by Oliver Stone and directed by Brian De Palma, this remake of the the [...]

November 4, 2019

Competition: Win THE DOORS Special Edition On Blu-ray

Oliver Stone’s cult music biopic The Doors (1991) hit Special Edition (UHD + 2 Blu-ray and “When You’re Strange” Blu-ray) on 22nd July 2019. To celebrate the release, Movies In Focus is giving away a Special Edition copy!  In 1991, [...]

July 26, 2019

SNOWDEN Trailer: Oliver Stone On Autopilot

Snowden doesn’t look bad – but you get the feeling it’s Oliver Stone on autopilot. Joseph Gordon Levitt plays the lead and he’s supported by Nicolas Cage and Shailene Woodley. This true story is well known in the press and [...]

April 27, 2016

Robert Downey Jr. Should Save Movies And Not Help Kill Them

I like Robert Downey Jr. He’s a great actor with a tremendous screen presence and you have to admire how he pulled himself through his drug and alcohol troubles to become the highest paid actor on the planet. He’s made more money than he’ll [...]

May 2, 2015

Weekend Box Office Lowdown: July 15, 2012

Ice Age: Continental Drift is set to top the box office over the weekend with an estimated $46 million take. That’s on a par with 2009’s Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs which scored $41 million, for a $196 million final total (the highest grosser [...]

July 15, 2012

Vanity Is Fair For Paramount Pictures

The latest issue of Vanity Fair has a fantastic image celebrating Paramount Pictures 100th anniversary. The images below get bigger if you click on them, but Vanity Fair has a pretty nifty zoom option so that you can get up-close and personal with [...]

June 13, 2012

DVD Review: World War II Drama OVERLORD

This 1975 film details the events leading up to Operation Overlord, or as it is more commonly known: D-Day. If you are looking for an action filled war movie in the vein of Saving Private Ryan, then look elsewhere. In fact Overlord has more in [...]

April 22, 2012

Review: Discover Who Killed Kennedy In Oliver Stone’s JFK

JFK may just be the quintessential Oliver Stone movie. It covers US politics, it has a sprawling storyline, it’s filled with paranoia and it’s high on kinetic energy. It may also be his best film. It is now difficult to remember how much of an [...]

April 5, 2012

A TOTAL RECALL Remake Isn’t That Bad An idea. Seriously.

The marketing of Total Recall is starting to ramp up as it approaches its August 3 release date. The first poster has been released and a trailer is on the way for the film which has come under a lot of fire for two reasons: 1) It’s a remake of a [...]

March 29, 2012

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