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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

Notebook Reviews: MEET THE PARENTS

Jay Roach – 2000  Director Jay Roach delivers a fine comedy with Meet The Parents. Ultimately, it’s a shame that many of the film’s best bits were shown in the trailer. Ben Stiller plays on his average guy persona with a strong [...]

April 15, 2020

Review: Todd Phillips’ JOKER Is Essential Cinema

After talking some serious talk, it was up for debate if The Hangover director Todd Phillips could pull-off the challenge of making Joker a film which sidestepped its comic book origins and deliver something with more gravitas than your usual [...]

October 10, 2019

Return To Innocence: The New Trailer For THE IRISHMAN

Look, we all know that Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman is going to be good. Great even. But we’re all curious about the de-ageing technology which is going to make it’s stars (Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Harvey Keitel and Joe Pesci) [...]

September 28, 2019

Put On A Happy Face: Final Trailer & Poster For JOKER

Read the 4-star Movies In Focus review of Joker here We’re just a little over a month away from Todd Phillips’ Joker and the film is still one of the great unknowns of 2019. A DC Comics origin story which is apparently serious awards [...]

August 28, 2019

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