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The Mighty Richard Donner

The mighty Richard Donner turned 91 years old on 24 April 2021. Donner is one of the all-time great Hollywood directors who cut his teeth in advertising and television, working on some of the most iconic shows of the 1960s and 1970s (The Twilight [...]

April 24, 2021

Notebook Reviews: THE OMEN

Richard Donner – 1976 The Omen is a first rate horror from the great Richard Donner – which once again shows that he’s a director at ease in every genre.  Great acting from Gregory Peck and Lee Remick and a fantastic score from [...]

April 14, 2021

Notebook Reviews: CONSPIRACY THEORY

Richard Donner – 1997 Conspiracy Theory is a top-notch thriller from the winning combo of Mel Gibson and Richard Donner. It improves with repeat viewings and there’s a good mix of laughs and thrills to be had. Julia Roberts is somewhat [...]

March 4, 2021

WONDER WOMAN 1984 Is Better Than 2017’s Wonder Woman

Like with a lot of big movies these days, Wonder Woman 1984 has been hit with an unwarranted backlash online. It’s okay to have differing opinions – there’s nothing wrong with it. Your opinion is as valid as anyone else’s. [...]

December 28, 2020

Top Christmas Movies: SCROOGED

Richard Donner’s Scrooged is a flawless interpretation of Charles Dickens’ 1843 novella, A Christmas Carol. The great Bill Murray has never been better as the Christmas-hating TV executive, Frank Cross. However, everyone in the cast of Scrooged [...]

December 15, 2020

It Doesn’t Matter If DIE HARD Is A Christmas Movie!

Every year the argument rages to decide whether or not Die Hard is a Christmas movie. Bruce Willis believes that it isn’t, but there are others who feel that John McTiernan’s film sits alongside the likes of It’s A Wonderful Life [...]

November 25, 2020

25 Great Horror Movies To Watch This October

October is the month where people like to delve deep into the horror genre and watch a variety of scary movies in the lead-up to Halloween. Movies In Focus has put together a list of 25 great horror movies. Some of them are classics films and others [...]

October 4, 2020

The Unholy Power Of Richard Donner’s THE OMEN

The Omen saw Richard Donner not only break into the directing A-list, but he also delivered one of the all-time great horror movies. After years of working on television, Donner kick-started his career with this classy demonic chiller. Gregory Peck [...]

July 17, 2020

Why Mel Gibson Is Still A FORCE OF NATURE

The mighty Mel Gibson‘s latest release, Force Of Nature (read the Movies In Focus review) proves he’s still a movie star to be reckoned with and that he can still command the screen like few actors. Gibson might have supporting part [...]

June 30, 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

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