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Notebook Reviews: EDWARD SCISSORHANDS

Tim Burton – 1990 Edward Scissorhands is one of the crowning achievements of Tim Burton‘s career. It’s a truly magical film which is perfectly balanced. All the elements work in unison – Fairy Tale, satire, comedy, romance [...]

March 2, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Douglas Hickox’s THEATRE OF BLOOD

As a horror icon, Vincent Price was beloved by many, however he never felt that he got the respect that he deserved as an actor (he was right – he didn’t). Critics often lambasted Price for his ‘hammy performances’ and this irked Price. [...]

January 15, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Joe Dante’s BURYING THE EX

Throughout his career the mighty Joe Dante has always had a knack for successfully infusing horror with other genres. Gremlins saw him reach the darker side of a Spielbergian/Capraesque family drama and The ‘Burbs put a horror spin on a [...]

November 30, 2020

Uncovering Curiosities: Joe Dante’s MATINEE

Joe Dante films always have a tremendous mischievous streak running through them. 1993’s Matinee certainly has it, but it doesn’t have the same sense of the macabre that permeates films like Gremlins or The ‘burbs. That’s because Matinee is [...]

November 20, 2020

Biff! Bam! Pow! BATMAN

Debuting on US television in 1966, Batman was a phenomenon, its high camp and star-studded villains (Julie Newmar, Frank Gorshin, Caesar Romero and Vincent Price to name a few) made it a hit with adults and children alike. Partnered with Burt [...]

August 17, 2020

Remembering Jan De Bont’s THE HAUNTING

Liam Neeson, Owen Wilson, Catherine Zeta Jones and Lili Taylor top-lined Jan De Bont’s expensive clunker The Haunting in 1999. The film is an adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s 1959 novel The Haunting of Hill House and and updated version [...]

August 14, 2020

The Best Movies To Watch During The Coronavirus Shutdown

The world is slowly shutting down due to COVID-19. The Coronavirus means a lot of people across the globe will be locking themselves in, self isolating and keeping away from the general population. These are unprecedented times. Cinemas across the [...]

March 16, 2020

The Last Shall Be First & The First Last: THE OMEGA MAN

1971’s The Omega Man is the finest screen adaptation of Richard Matheson‘s I Am Legend. The dystopian sci-fi movie might differ from Matheson’s novella, but it keeps the tone and the texture of what makes the tale so good. Charlton [...]

September 1, 2019

Notes On John Carpenter’s THE FOG

Movies In Focus introduced The Fog (1980) at Nottingham’s National Justice Museum as part of a John Carpenter Season (find out more). Guests were treated to a foggy display in the Shire Hall (see below) and a ghost tour before watching the [...]

March 12, 2018

Obituary: To The Batcave – Adam West 1928 – 2017

Adam West has gone to the great Batcave in the sky. The iconic Batman star was died from leukaemia at the age of 88. For many West’s portrayal as The Caped Crusader was their introduction to Batman (Movies In Focus included) and he continued to [...]

June 11, 2017

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