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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

Golden Globes 2018 Winners List

And the Awards Season has officially begun with the 75th Golden Globe Awards. The ceremony had a mixed bunch of winners – but at this stage it looks like the season belongs to Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Gary Oldman won Best [...]

January 8, 2018

Cool Retro Posters For BROOKLYN

Movies In Focus wasn’t a huge fan of Saoirse Ronan starrer Brooklyn (read the review) but these retro-style posters for the Irish drama are pretty cool. Wouldn’t it have been great if they’d used posters like this to advertise [...]

February 27, 2016

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