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Competition: Win THE BATMAN On Blu-ray

Unmask the truth behind Gotham City’s vigilante detective and his alter ego, reclusive billionaire Bruce Wayne with The Batman, now on Digital Download and 4K, Blu-ray and DVD on 13th June, and to celebrate its release Movies In Focus has two [...]

June 8, 2022

Kevin Costner – The Last Of The Hollywood Cowboys

Born on the 18 January, 1955, Kevin Costner was an avid film fan who up in California. Fascinated by epic westerns such as Red River and How the West Was Won, he dreamed of being cowboy (a dream that would be fulfilled many years later). Following [...]

January 18, 2022

Notebook Reviews: MAD DOG AND GLORY

John McNaughton – 1993. John McNaughton’s Mad Dog And Glory is an interesting comedy-drama starring Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman, and Bill Murray. McNaughton’s film is so fascinating because of its casting – De Niro and Murray [...]

September 17, 2021

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

Remembering The Great Tony Scott

Director Tony Scott was born on June 21st 1944. He followed in the footsteps of his older brother, director Ridley Scott, by attending Art College. He then made his way into the advertising industry, working for his brother’s company, Ridley [...]

June 21, 2021

Notebook Reviews: 15 MINUTES

John Herzfeld – 2001 John Herzfeld‘s 15 Minutes is a so-so cop thriller starring Robert De Niro and Edward Burns. Herzfeld’s film features the occasional good moment, but this is otherwise routine stuff.  It’s nice to see [...]

May 3, 2021

Notebook Reviews: THE SCORE

Frank Oz – 2001 The Score sees a great cast heading-up an old-fashioned caper film from director Frank Oz. Young upstart Edward Norton steals the honours from acting greats Robert De Niro and Marlon Brando.  A slick and well made film, The [...]

February 27, 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: FLAWLESS

Joel Schumacher – 1999 Flawless is one of Joel Schumacher‘s best films and it features wonderful performances from both Robert De Niro and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Schumacher’s film is as thought-provoking as it is funny and it [...]

December 28, 2020

Notebook Reviews: RONIN

John Frankenheimer – 1998 The great John Frankenheimer is almost at the top of his game with Ronin. The thriller features some truly dazzling car chases that have to be seen to be believed – much like the ones in his racing drama, Grand [...]

November 7, 2020

Uncovering Curiosities: Paul Schrader’s DYING OF THE LIGHT

Paul Schrader’s best screenplays have always been about internal struggles and he returns to this theme again with Dying Of The Light. The 2014 film features Nicolas Cage’s best performance this decade, as Evan Lake, a terminally ill CIA agent [...]

September 30, 2020

Notebook Reviews: THE FAN

Tony Scott – 1996 The Fan is a pretty solid thriller from master action director Tony Scott. The film looks fantastic with its orange filters and slow motion. Robert DeNiro is  good as the deranged fan but Wesley Snipes appears to be a little [...]

September 30, 2020

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