warren beatty

Notebook Reviews: BULWORTH

Warren Beatty – 1998. Warren Beatty‘s Bulworth is a highly enjoyable political satire with a ferocious bite. Beatty is at the top of his game here as star, director, producer and co-writer and he really delivers on all fronts. It’s [...]

December 12, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Hal Ashby’s HAROLD AND MAUDE

Hal Ashby’s Harold and Maude is a certified cult classic. It’s a film which has stood the test of time and gained a following since its unsuccessful release in 1971. Ashby’s film is a glorious black comedy that plays by its own [...]

November 23, 2021

Director Mike Nichols

Born in Berlin, Germany on 6 November 1931, Mike Nichols started his entertainment career in the 1950 as a standup comedian alongside partner Elaine May. He made his directing debut with 1966’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, a drama [...]

November 6, 2021

Notebook Reviews: HEAVEN CAN WAIT

Warren Beatty and Buck Henry – 1978 Heaven Can Wait is an impressive comedy with yet another great performance from Warren Beatty. The film marks his first directing credit – and it’s a strong debut. The film is based on the [...]

July 28, 2021

Notebook Reviews: THE PARALLAX VIEW

Alan J. Pakula – 1974 The Parallax View is a wonderful paranoia thriller from the great Alan J. Pakula. This 1974 film is one of the best in the genre and star Warren Beatty is fantastic as the investigative reporter who uncovers a [...]

July 27, 2021

The Great Jack Nicholson

The great Jack Nicholson turned 84 years old on 2021. Nicholson’s Hollywood career has been anything but conventional. As an actor he has played the game his own way, choosing a selection of roles, which on paper appear to be oddball decisions [...]

April 22, 2021

Notebook Reviews: TOWN & COUNTRY

Peter Chelsom – 2001 Town & Country is a criminally under-rated movie which was over shadowed by its troubled production. This Warren Beatty led screwball comedy is great fun and the cast is wonderful – Beatty is joined by Diane [...]

April 1, 2021

Warren Beatty & Jack Nicholson In Mike Nichols’ THE FORTUNE

The Fortune is a slapstick black comedy starring Warren Beatty and Jack Nicholson as a pair of hapless conmen attempting to score cash from Stockard Channing’s heiress (amongst other things). The Mike Nichols directed film was unjustly panned on [...]

September 28, 2020

The Legendary Ennio Morricone Dies At The Age Of 91

The great Ennio Morricone has died at the age of 91. The Italian film composer sadly passed away in Rome following complications from a fall. Morricone was probably best known for his work with Sergio Leone, the most famous being the 1966 Clint [...]

July 6, 2020

Go Pro: The Great Warren Beatty

The mighty Warren Beatty’s off-screen persona as a ladies-man has arguably made him more famous than his movies. However, Beatty uses this as a way of twisting audience expectations, delivering films with a strong emotional (and political) [...]

May 1, 2020

Warren Beatty And Madonna On The Set Of DICK TRACY

Dick Tracy is one of those 1990s curiosities which seems to have been forgotten in the mists of time. If you’re young, you might not even know it exists. However, in the summer of 1990 Warren Beatty‘s movie was everywhere. Based on the [...]

January 11, 2020

The Career Of Lily Collins

English-American actress Lily Collins has had an impressive career to date, with a breakthrough performance in the 2009 film The Blind Side which she starred in alongside Academy Award-winner Sandra Bullock. Since then, she has played a variety of [...]

May 1, 2019

RULES DON’T APPLY When You Work With Warren Beatty

Have you ever wondered what it’s like working with Warren Beatty? Then check out this new Rules Don’t Apply featurette. Early word on this is good – and it’s still a highly anticipated release for Movies In Focus. Rules [...]

November 2, 2016

Poster For Warren Beatty’s RULES DON’T APPLY

Movies In Focus has been waiting on Warren Beatty‘s Rules Don’t Apply for years. It’s (finally) almost here – and this is the poster to prove it! The synopsis: An aspiring young actress (Lily Collins) and her ambitious young [...]

October 26, 2016

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