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Kevin Costner – The Last Of The Hollywood Cowboys

Born on the 18 January, 1955, Kevin Costner was an avid film fan who up in California. Fascinated by epic westerns such as Red River and How the West Was Won, he dreamed of being cowboy (a dream that would be fulfilled many years later). Following [...]

January 18, 2022

Uncovering Curiosities: Brett A. Hart’s BONE DRY

 Brett A. Hart’s 2007 thriller Bone Dry is an exceptionally tense desert-based chase film in the tradition of Duel, The Hitcher and Breakdown. It’s a punchy directorial debut from Hart, a mystery/thriller which manages to deliver [...]

January 15, 2022

Remembering David Bowie

  Musician, actor and cultural trendsetter, the great David Bowie was one of the few artists who managed to legitimately transcend pop consciousness – he was his own thing. He was David Bowie. Born David Jones on January 8, 1947, Bowie [...]

January 8, 2022

Movies To Watch This Christmas

Christmastime is here again and Movies In Focus is presenting you with a list of Christmas movies to watch over the festive season. Some are naughty and some are nice, but they’re definitely an intriguing selection of movies to light-up your [...]

December 4, 2021

Notebook Reviews: ENEMY OF THE STATE

Tony Scott – 1998 Enemy Of The State sees Tony Scott directing Will Smith and Gene Hackman in this hugely entertaining paranoia thriller. Scott shoots with his usual visual fervour, giving this festive action film some incredible energy and a [...]

September 14, 2021

Remembering The Great Tony Scott

Director Tony Scott was born on June 21st 1944. He followed in the footsteps of his older brother, director Ridley Scott, by attending Art College. He then made his way into the advertising industry, working for his brother’s company, Ridley [...]

June 21, 2021

There’s No Need To Remake Tony Scott’s THE HUNGER

The late, great Tony Scott made his big screen directing debut with the ultra-stylish 1983 vampire film, The Hunger. The film starred Catherine Deneuve and David Bowie as vampire lovers who get caught-up in a relationship with Susan [...]

May 18, 2021

Notebook Reviews: SPY GAME

Tony Scott – 2001 Spy Game is a hugely enjoyable old-school espionage thriller from the great Tony Scott. This is a visually impressive and incredibly tense piece, featuring the wonderful pairing of Robert Redford and Brad Pitt. Redford is [...]

May 4, 2021

Notebook Reviews: THE LAST BOY SCOUT

Tony Scott – 1991 Tony Scott‘s The Last Boy Scout is a pure joy to watch. It’s a top-notch action-thriller featuring a firecracker of a script from Shane Black. Bruce Willis is at his wisecracking best and he makes a great pairing [...]

February 14, 2021

Top Christmas Movies: ENEMY OF THE STATE

Enemy Of The State sees the mighty Tony Scott direct Will Smith/Gene Hackman in this great paranoia thriller. Scott shoots with visual fervour, giving this festive actioner some incredible energy.  This techno thriller mirrored a world in flux, [...]

November 29, 2020

Notebook Reviews: THE FAN

Tony Scott – 1996 The Fan is a pretty solid thriller from master action director Tony Scott. The film looks fantastic with its orange filters and slow motion. Robert DeNiro is  good as the deranged fan but Wesley Snipes appears to be a little [...]

September 30, 2020

Tom Cruise Still Has All The Right Movies

The mighty Tom Cruise’s boyish charm helped propel him to superstardom in the 1980s. He parlayed that success into working with Hollywood’s top directors (Steven Spielberg, Tony Scott, Brian DePalma, Robert Redford, Oliver Stone) starring a [...]

July 3, 2020

Tony Scott Directing Tom Cruise On The Set Of TOP GUN

The late Tony Scott‘s Top Gun mixed orange-tinted cinematography, fast editing and catchy music to deliver a rip-roaring slice of popcorn cinema. It was winning combination which went on to become a staple in Hollywood filmmaking throughout [...]

June 7, 2020

Movies In Focus’ Top Christmas Movies

As curmudgeonly as Movies In Focus can be, I do appreciate Christmas (it’s probably my favourite time of the year). I thought it was about time that I put together a list of my favourite Christmas film, so I rolled-up my sleeves and dug into the [...]

December 19, 2018

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