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Remembering The Great Sean Connery

Born Thomas Sean Connery on 25 August 1930 in Edinburgh, Scotland, Connery was a bodybuilder before taking to a career in acting in the 1950s. He started on stage before early roles in films such as On The Fiddle and Darby O’Gill And [...]

August 25, 2021

Notebook Reviews: END OF DAYS

Peter Hyams – 1999 End Of Days is a gloriously old-fashioned action movie from director Peter Hyams. This end of the century thriller plays like The Omen meets Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Arnold Schwarzenegger is great as the ex-cop battling [...]

August 20, 2021

Top Christmas Movies: END OF DAYS

End Of Days sees Arnold Schwarzenegger fighting Satan (Gabriel Byrne) during the 1999 festive season. Okay, so I know it’s The Omen meets Terminator 2, but I loved this on-the-cusp of the millennium and I still love it more than 20 years on. The [...]

December 1, 2020

Obituary: Sean Connery 1930 – 2020

Sean Connery has died at the age of 90 years old at his home in the Bahamas. The Scottish acting icon won an Oscar, two Bafta awards and three Golden Globes over the course his career. Born Thomas Sean Connery on 25 August 1930 in Edinburgh, [...]

October 31, 2020

Notebook Reviews: THE STAR CHAMBER

Peter Hyams – 1983 The Star Chamber well made and thought-provking thriller from director Peter Hyams. It’s well acted by Michael Douglas, but his role is a little slight and a lot more could have been made of the premise. Too much time [...]

August 19, 2020

Bond And Beyond: The Career Of Sean Connery

Sean Connery has always had a strength and maturity buried deep within every character he has ever played; a resonance that adds an important layer to every role. He originated the character of James Bond on the big screen and it’s hard to [...]

May 25, 2020

Movies In Focus’ Top Christmas Movies

As curmudgeonly as Movies In Focus can be, I do appreciate Christmas (it’s probably my favourite time of the year). I thought it was about time that I put together a list of my favourite Christmas film, so I rolled-up my sleeves and dug into the [...]

December 19, 2018

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