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Notebook Reviews: THE ‘BURBS

Joe Dante – 1989 The great Joe Dante‘s The ‘Burbs is brilliant. This black comedy features one of Tom Hanks‘ best performances and it has the perfect amount of comedy and macabre humour to make it something special. The [...]

May 10, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Joseph Ruben’s PENTHOUSE NORTH

Actors don’t get any better than Michael Keaton – they really don’t. Keaton doesn’t work nearly enough and it is always welcome to see him on screen. He gets the lead role in director Joseph Ruben’s 2013 thriller Penthouse [...]

April 17, 2021

Notebook Reviews: THE BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES

Brian De Palma – 1990 Movies In Focus has a pretty controversial take on this one: Brian De Palma‘s The Bonfire Of The Vanities is hugely underrated adaptation of Tom Wolfe‘s epic novel – and one of De Palma’s best [...]

March 17, 2021

The Wild, The Innocent & The Release Date Shuffle

Hold on to your hats because it’s going to be a bumpy ride! If you thought that you had your summer movie schedule all planned out as a way of getting over the Coronavirus pandemic, then think again!   Warner Bros has shifted the release of [...]

June 13, 2020

Notebook Reviews: CASTAWAY

Robert Zemeckis – 2001  An amazing cinematic feat, Castaway captivates throughout its entire running time. Tom Hanks is excellent in the lead, going through a gruelling transformation and commanding the screen alone for the majority of the [...]

April 10, 2020

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