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Trailer & Poster: Paul Thomas Anderson’s LICORICE PIZZA

There’s certainly a lot to unpack in this first trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson‘s latest feature, Licorice Pizza. Set in the San Fernando Valley in 1973, the film stars Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman as Alana Kane and Gary Valentine, [...]

September 27, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Dennis Hopper’s COLORS

Dennis Hopper’s 1988 cop drama Colors might be a product of its time (the Rap soundtrack dates it) but it’s also pretty relevant for what’s happening today with the police force across the US. Sean Penn and Robert Duvall play patrol car [...]

August 25, 2021

Great Trailer For Sean Penn’s FLAG DAY

Movies In Focus isn’t really a fan of Sean Penn – but there’s something about this trailer for Flag Day which captures the attention. There’s a nice tone to this trailer and a sense of pace which I hope carries over into the [...]

July 29, 2021

The Cannes Film Festival 2021 Lineup

The Cannes Film Festival has announced its line-up for its 2021 incarnation. President Pierre Lescure and General Delegate Thierry Frémaux announced the 61 titles for the festival, which will run from July 6-17 2021. Spike Lee is president of the [...]

June 3, 2021

The Great Jack Nicholson

The great Jack Nicholson turned 84 years old on 2021. Nicholson’s Hollywood career has been anything but conventional. As an actor he has played the game his own way, choosing a selection of roles, which on paper appear to be oddball decisions [...]

April 22, 2021

Notebook Reviews: THE GAME

David Fincher – 1997 Michael Douglas delivers a fine performance in this dark and twisty thriller from director David Fincher. Sean Penn gives good support, but his role is slight and he’s somewhat under-used.  As expected, [...]

December 7, 2020

Mel Gibson And Sean Penn Are The PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN

  Movies In Focus favourite Mel Gibson is teaming with Sean Penn for Professor and the Madman. The film is based on the Simon Winchester book about the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary. Farhad Safinia (writer of Gibson’s Apocalyptco) [...]

August 3, 2016

Blu-ray Review: Sean Penn Misses The Target With THE GUNMAN

Sean Penn is an intense actor but you’d think he’d lighten up in his first foray into the action genre. However, he never cracks a smile in this well made but rather dour actioner. Taken director Pierre Morel once again takes a dramatic actor [...]

June 27, 2015

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