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Notebook Reviews: SPHERE

Barry Levinson – 1998. Sphere is an under-appreciated, but enjoyable science fiction film from director Barry Levinson. The first 3/4 of this big screen adaptation of Michael Crichton‘s novel is great stuff, but the film literally loses [...]

December 29, 2021

Notebook Reviews: THE NEGOTIATOR

F. Gary Gray – 1998. The Negotiator is an enjoyable suspense film with a very strong cast. This tense thriller is top-lined by Samuel L. Jackson and  Kevin Spacey, while J.T. Walsh, Ron Rifkin, David Morse and John Spencer fill out the [...]

December 27, 2021

Movies To Watch This Christmas

Christmastime is here again and Movies In Focus is presenting you with a list of Christmas movies to watch over the festive season. Some are naughty and some are nice, but they’re definitely an intriguing selection of movies to light-up your [...]

December 4, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Jalmari Helander’s BIG GAME

Finnish director Jalmari Helander’s 2014 film Big Game is a fun action movie which is as enjoyable as it is forgettable. It’s totally far-fetched, but it has an old-fashioned action vibe augmented by some flashy CGI effects. It’s as [...]

November 11, 2021

Notebook Reviews: JURASSIC PARK

Steven Spielberg – 1993. Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park is great fun. It’s an excellent adaptation of Michael Crichton‘s best-selling novel and Spielberg doesn’t get bogged down in too much of the book’s [...]

November 6, 2021

Notebook Reviews: PULP FICTION

Quentin Tarantino – 1994. Quentin Tarantino‘s Pulp Fiction changed the face of cinema when it was released in 1994. A modern noir, the film packed a visceral punch with its snappy dialogue and rich characterisation. Movies had never felt [...]

October 8, 2021

Remembering The Mighty Joel Schumacher

The mighty Joel Schumacher was born on the 29 August 1939 – the same year that Batman made his first appearance.  As one of the all-time great directors, he helmed a wonderful selection of films that included everything from The Incredible [...]

August 29, 2021

Notebook Reviews: THE LONG KISS GOODNIGHT

Renny Harlin – 1996 The Long Kiss Goodnight is a hugely enjoyable and slickly made action film with a sparkling script from the great Shane Black. Geena Davis and Samuel L.Jackson are both well cast in this Renny Harlin directed film.  The [...]

January 10, 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

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