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Notebook Reviews: FROM DUSK TILL DAWN

Robert Rodriguez – 1996 From Dusk Till Dawn is a witty, gory and morally ambiguous horror-thriller. It’s great fun. There’s a chance that the whole thing wouldn’t work if it wasn’t anchored by George Clooney, who brings [...]

January 5, 2021

Notebook Reviews: JACKIE BROWN

Quentin Tarantino – 1997 Although it’s not quite as good as Pulp Fiction (few films could be), Jackie Brown is brilliant piece of filmmaking from Quentin Tarantino. This Elmore Leonard adaptation is an engrossing, laid-back [...]

December 30, 2020

Notebook Reviews: TOUCH OF EVIL

Orson Welles – 1958 Charlton Heston playing a Mexican? The remastered version of the mighty Orson Welles‘ Touch Of Evil is an absolute master-class in style and direction. Welles creates some brilliant atmosphere in the Mexican [...]

September 11, 2020

Poster & Trailer For Horror/Western THE PALE DOOR

Movies In Focus is getting serious From Dusk Till Dawn vibes from this poster for The Pale Door. The western–horror looks like it might deliver some effect low budget thrills, but I think that the Aaron B. Koontz film won’t be any type [...]

July 29, 2020

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

The BASTERDS Have Landed

Movies In Focus revisited Quentin Tarantino‘s 2009 film Inglorious Bastards for the first time in maybe eight or nine years. I remembered the two big stand-out scenes – the opening sequence and the tavern stand-off and they both hold-up [...]

April 2, 2020

Academy Awards 2020: Joker Leads The Oscar Pack

It’s not really a surprise that the multi-award winning, billion dollar grossing Joker is leading the pack with 11 nominations at the 2020 Academy Awards. If I were a betting man, I’d say that Joaquin Phoenix is a lock to win the Best [...]

January 14, 2020

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