steven soderbergh

BEHIND THE CANDELABRA Scores Box Office Gold In The UK

Steven Soderbergh’s Behind The Candelabra has long been one of Movies In Focus’ most anticipated films of 2013. The Liberace biopic is a top-notch production with sterling performances from Michael Douglas and Matt Damon (read the review). The [...]

June 12, 2013

Review: Steven Soderbergh’s BEHIND THE CANDELABRA

Steven Soderbergh’s Behind The Candelabra has long been seen as the director’s swansong. The film aired on HBO in the US, but it was thankfully granted a cinematic release in the UK. Soderbergh’s film is an intimate and often funny portrait of [...]

June 12, 2013

Have They Found The Wright Director For 50 SHADES OF GREY?

I will never read E.L. James’ 50 Shades of Grey (or is it Fifty Shades of Grey). Life’s too short to read soft-core porn that started out as Twilight fan-fiction. That’s no slight at soft-core porn, but it is at Twilight fan-fiction and/or [...]

May 11, 2013

Will Tom Cruise Choose To Accept THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. ?

Tom Cruise is in early negotiations to take the lead in Guy Ritchie’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E for Warner Bros. If he signs on it would be the second time that Cruise has starred in a big screen adaptation of a 1960s television spy series – the [...]

March 19, 2013

DVD Review: Gina Carano In Steven Soderbergh’s HAYWIRE

Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire is a thrilling action picture, the kind that they used to make, before CGI and wire-work took over, removing all excitement and leaving only empty spectacle. MMA star Gina Carano takes the lead in the film, which also [...]

May 5, 2012

Review: CHE GUEVARA – As You Have Never Seen Him Before

This highly informative documentary makes interesting viewing. I must confess that I didn’t know that much about Che Guevara before I sat down to watch this; I knew that he was an iconic Cuban revolutionary, but as far as background and events [...]

April 14, 2012

George Clooney: Movie Star Part 1

There are movie stars and then there is George Clooney. The man is the epitome of old style charm and charisma and he has been compared to Cary Grant on so many occasions that it would be superfluous to do so here. I’m going to take a look at his [...]

April 6, 2012

THE HUNGER GAMES – It’s Not For Everyone

The Hunger Games isn’t aimed at people like me. It’s aimed at teenage girls, masses of them, and I’m a man in his 30s. I’m okay with that. The film looks set to bank at least $100 million on its first weekend, that’s some serious cash for [...]

March 20, 2012

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