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2020 BFI London Film Festival Review: AMMONITE

Despite dedicated performances from Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan, Francis Lee’s Ammonite is as bleak and dour as the film’s wintry Lyme Regis setting.  Named after a coiled shell fossil, Ammonite centres on the 19th Century romance [...]

October 19, 2020

The CINEMAGIC FILM FESTIVAL Goes Virtual For 2020

Many, many years ago Movies In Focus volunteered at the brilliant and iconic Cinemagic International Film Festival. This means that the Belfast based festival has a special place in my heart. Now, Cinemagic is going virtual for its 31st [...]

September 15, 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

The 2020 Golden Globes Full Nominations List

It’s easy to become cynical when you write about movies. You get to see the good, the bad and the ugly and sometimes that makes you jaded. However, there’s nothing like watching quality movies succeed and when you see the list of [...]

December 9, 2019

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