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Notebook Reviews: SUMMER OF SAM

Spike Lee – 1999 Summer Of Sam is an unfocused and messy film from Spike Lee. While Lee wants to show how the Son Of Sam killings impacted the people of the Bronx in 1976, it never connects on a human level and most of the film’s [...]

January 18, 2021

This Is Not A Review: Tentative TENET Thoughts

Movies In Focus finally saw Christopher Nolan‘s Tenet. Like many, it was my first time in the cinema for a long time – and the way things are going it’s going to be the last visit for another while. This isn’t really a review [...]

November 1, 2020

Chadwick Boseman Dies Aged 43

Actor Chadwick Boseman has died at the age of 43. The actor had been privately battling colon cancer since 2016 and he finally lost his fight with the disease on 28 August, 2020. Born in South Carolina on 29 November 1977, Boseman was best known for [...]

August 29, 2020

Review: Park Chan-wook’s OLDBOY Will Hit You Like A Hammer

When it was first released back in 2003 Park Chan-wook’s Oldboy hit audiences like a hammer. Forget Spike Lee’s 2013 US remake with Josh Brolin, this South Korean film is the only version of Oldboy that needs to be seen. More importantly, it’s [...]

August 2, 2019

Oscars 2019: The Winners At The 91st Academy Awards

In the end there were no real surprises at the 91st Academy Awards – only disappointments. The awards were pretty much spread evenly across all the likely candidates, but there will be gripes, complaints and arguments about nearly all winners [...]

February 25, 2019

How Good Does Spike Lee’s BLACKkKLANSMAN Look?

If you’re wondering about the answer to the question posed in the headline – it looks very good. Spike Lee does what Spike Lee wants – and because of this we’re getting his rather great looking next [...]

May 19, 2018