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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

Uncovering Curiosities: Henry Hobson’s MAGGIE

Henry Hobson’s 2015 film, Maggie is a superb zombie movie with a twist. This Arnold Schwarzenegger film isn’t The Walking Dead or 28 Days Later – it’s a low-key drama with a fantastic performance from Arnold Schwarzenegger. This film [...]

July 16, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Ben Wheatley’s SIGHTSEERS

Sightseers is a pitch black comedy which pokes subtle fun at the blandness of middle-England. Director Ben Wheatley’s 2012 film highlights the potential evil lurking under every anorak and behind the wheel of every over-sized caravan. Sightseers [...]

May 26, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Cate Shortland’s LORE

Australian director Cate Shortland offers up a lyrically poetic WWII drama with her 2012 film, Lore. The film is set in the dying embers of the war, when the Reich has fallen and Hitler has taken his own life. Civilisation is disintegrating and the [...]

May 22, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Terrence Malick’s KNIGHT OF CUPS

If you’re not a fan of Terrence Malick’s ethereal style of filmmaking then 2015’s  Knight Of Cups isn’t for you. Malick once again eschews a traditional plot and narrative, flitting between disconnected voice-overs and dreamlike [...]

January 14, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Sci-Fi Oddity UPSTREAM COLOUR

I didn’t understand 2013’s Upstream Colour, but I don’t think you’re meant to understand it. You’re supposed to experience it and let it seep in. Shane Carruth has made his own thing; this is not a Hollywood movie in any way shape or [...]

July 21, 2020

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