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Niall Browne
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 47% Curvature (2018) While the majority of audiences are spending their time watching spandex-clad heroes clogging up the multiplex and binge-watching on Netflix and Amazon, there are a few of us out there seeking something a little different. ‐ Movies in Focus
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2018
4/5 100% Mr. Fish: Cartooning from the Deep End (2017) As much an insight into the world of modern publishing as it is a profile about cartoonist Mr Fish (aka Dwayne Booth), Pablo Bryant's documentary, Mr. Fish: Cartooning From The Deep End is an immersive and edgy experience. ‐ Movies in Focus
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2018
3.5/5 30% All the Devil's Men (2018) All The Devil's Men is a brawny Michael Mann-style thriller from writer-director Matthew Hope. ‐ Movies in Focus
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
3.5 91% Widows (2018) Steve McQueen makes his first foray into thriller territory with Widows, a screen adaptation of Linda LaPlante's 1980s mini-series‐ Movies in Focus
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Reborn (2018) A refreshingly straightforward horror film, Reborn ticks all the right boxes and delivers a fun eighty-ish minutes of mayhem. ‐ Movies in Focus
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Adrift in Soho (2018) Writer-director Pablo Behrens' adaptation of the novel Adrift In Soho by Colin Wilson is a piece of cinematic jazz. The film washes over you and takes you out with the current, pulling you under until you surrender to it. ‐ Movies in Focus
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
4.5/5 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road is spectacular - a cacophony of automotive carnage unlike anything that has ever graced the big screen. ‐ Movies in Focus
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
3.5 No Score Yet The Neighbor (2018) A slow burning domestic thriller, Aaron Harvey's The Neighbour is a tense little movie with a captivating central performance from William Fichtner. ‐ Movies in Focus
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
4/5 86% Escape from New York (1981) When you look at how action cinema developed over the 1980s, it's now clear to see that Escape From New York is one of the films which established the template for the muscular action hero.‐ Movies in Focus
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
1/5 No Score Yet Robin Hood: The Rebellion (2018) Want to watch a terrible movie? Then dive head first into Robin Hood: The Rebellion. It's a film so terrible that even bad movie enthusiasts will balk at what it has to offer. ‐ Movies in Focus
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
4/5 60% Away (2016) Away is small film which has a lot going for it. Set in a wintery Blackpool, David Blair's drama focuses on the friendship between widower Joseph (Timothy Spall) and Juno Temple's Rita, a prostitute on the run from her violent pimp (Matt Ryan). ‐ Movies in Focus
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
4/5 98% Moonlight (2016) Moonlight is a film rammed with fantastic performances. Filled with rich characterisation and powerful moments. it charts three different periods in the life of Chiron, a young, gay black man from inner-city Miami. ‐ Movies in Focus
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Beyond the Woods (2016) When you've seen as many horror films as Movies In Focus, then you're always hoping that you'll dig into something that's a little fresher which offers up something different rather than more of the same. ‐ Movies in Focus
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Survival Instinct (2016) Survival Instinct is a low budget British horror-thriller from Midlands-based writer/director Steve Lawson. ‐ Movies in Focus
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
3.5/5 27% Suicide Squad (2016) Suicide Squad plays like a graphic novel brought to life. It's a fun action romp with some great turns from a bunch of actors who are clearly having a blast. ‐ Movies in Focus
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
3.5/5 71% The Inhabitants (2015) The Inhabitants is a genuinely creepy horror film that's infinitely much better than most genre films released on screens. Writer-directors Michael and Shawn Rasmussen have crafted a wonderful low budget fright-flick that really deserves to be seen.‐ Movies in Focus
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
4/5 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Zack Snyder ends decades of anticipation and finally brings both Batman and Superman together for the first time on the big screen with Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. ‐ Movies in Focus
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
3.5/5 86% The American Dreamer (1971) The American Dreamer is a 1971 documentary that follows Dennis Hopper as he puts together The Last Movie. ‐ Movies in Focus
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
3/5 50% Dog Eat Dog (2016) Paul Schrader's Dog Eat Dog is a sort of '90s throwback, a post-Tarantino crime drama toplined by Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe. ‐ Movies in Focus
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Good Tidings (2016) Good Tidings is a down and dirty low budget horror from director Stuart W. Bedford. ‐ Movies in Focus
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
3.5/5 100% Everlasting (2016) One of the joys of Movies In Focus is that the site is able to shine a light on many films which might otherwise get overlooked. ‐ Movies in Focus
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Three Days In Auschwitz (2015) A solemn and contemplative investigation into the infamous concentration camp, Three Days In Auschwitz is director Philippe Mora's personal journey into the past to discover what life was like for those trapped behind the razor wire during WWII. ‐ Movies in Focus
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
4/5 17% The Dark Below (2017) Douglas Schulze's The Dark Below is an original and bold film that plays around with narrative conventions and preconceived notions of the thriller genre. ‐ Movies in Focus
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
4/5 90% Bobby Sands: 66 Days (2016) Brendan J. Byrne's 66 Days is a well presented look at the ten IRA prisoners who went on hunger strike in 1981.‐ Movies in Focus
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
4/5 35% Live By Night (2017) Tommy guns, bootleggers, fedoras and molls - Ben Affleck's Live By Night has everything you would want from a 1930s gangster drama. ‐ Movies in Focus
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
4/5 69% Free Fire (2017) Ben Wheatley's Free Fire is an energetic piece of high-octane cinematic acid jazz. It's a tightly scripted, smartly executed, perfectly cast actioner that's as witty as it is violent. ‐ Movies in Focus
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
2/5 69% The Journey (2017) Nick Hamm's The Journey is a Sunday afternoon political drama. It's a laid-back, easy-going piece that cruises along (almost literally) on the performances of Timothy Spall and Colm Meaney. ‐ Movies in Focus
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
3/5 67% Howl (2015) The werewolf may be the least over-used mythical monster in the horror pantheon. You've likely seen fewer werewolf movies than those with vampires or zombies but that doesn't mean that this hairy cousin is any less revered. ‐ Movies in Focus
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet I Don't Want to Be Born (The Baby)(It Lives Within Her)(Sharon's Baby) (1975) This bizarre 1975 British B-movie horror film stars Joan Collins and Donald Pleasance. ‐ Movies in Focus
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
3/5 61% Centurion (2010) Centurion follows the Roman army's infamous Ninth Legion as it moves forward from Hadrian's wall into Scotland to destroy the Picts, a violent and barbarous race that plagued the Romans throughout their time in Britain.‐ Movies in Focus
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
4/5 71% The Backwoods (Bosque de sombras) (2008) Every so often a film comes along that reassures your faith in cinema. If doesn't have to be a huge blockbuster or even the most acclaimed art house film, it can be a little film that entertains and captures your attention without letting go. ‐ Movies in Focus
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
2/5 14% A Good Day To Die Hard (2013) A Good Day To Die Hard faces one huge obstacle which it can't overcome - the shadow of the original Die Hard. ‐ Movies in Focus
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
5/5 93% Die Hard (1988) Die Hard is a great example of the Hollywood studio system getting moviemaking right - the film is a perfect storm of story and talent coming together. ‐ Movies in Focus
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Bone Dry (2007) Director Brett A. Hart's Bone Dry is an exceptionally tense desert-based chase film in the tradition of Duel, The Hitcher and Breakdown. ‐ Movies in Focus
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
4/5 64% Spectre (2015) Daniel Craig's tenure as James Bond has seen Ian Fleming's iconic spy stripped back to basics and rebuilt from the ground-up over the course of four movies. ‐ Movies in Focus
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
5/5 91% Birdman (2014) Birdman is a palate cleanser that clears away the taste of over processed, generic Hollywood products. There's a freshness to Alejandro González Iñárritu's film that's zesty and light, but there's also a tremendous depth to it.‐ Movies in Focus
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
4.5/5 93% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) It was never going to be easy. Following up the original Star Wars trilogy was a difficult task for its creator George Lucas and his prequel trilogy was met with a lot of criticism and backlash.‐ Movies in Focus
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
3/5 84% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the worst theatrically released Star Wars yet. I know that many will lambast the work that George Lucas did in this prequel trilogy, but I have a soft spot for his vision with those films. ‐ Movies in Focus
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
4/5 88% Hounds of Love (2017) Maybe don't think Kate Bush though Hounds Of Love is a dark and violent Antipodean thriller that will probably send you Running Up That Hill, Breathing heavily and maybe screaming Babooshka!‐ Movies in Focus
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
3/5 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Any follow-up to Ridley Scott's Blade Runner was going to be an uphill struggle. ‐ Movies in Focus
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
3.5/5 40% Justice League (2017) It's fair to say that the DC Comics Extended Universe has had a rocky road on its way to the big screen. ‐ Movies in Focus
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
4/5 79% Halloween (2018) John Carpenter's Halloween is as near to perfect as any slasher film can be and the 1978 horror is a masterful exercise in suspense, augmented by come exceptional camera work (the opening is still stunning) and a wonderful score.‐ Movies in Focus
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
4/5 75% Dragged Across Concrete (2018) S. Craig Zahler is a singular voice in cinema, one who is willing to take pulp concepts and craft them into unflinchingly violent features.‐ Movies in Focus
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2018
4.5/5 75% The Witch in the Window (2018) Andy Mitton's The Witch In The Window is one of the most beautifully crafted horror films to hit screens in many years. Mitton's film is a perfectly precise piece of genre cinema, filled with wonderful character moments as well as skin-crawling scares.‐ Movies in Focus
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018
2.5/5 61% Us and Them (2018) Writer-Director Joe Martin's Us And Them is a class war, social commentary filtered through a post-Quentin Tarantino cinematic world. ‐ Movies in Focus
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
4/5 75% The Fog (1980) After taking a break from horror to make Elvis in 1979, John Carpenter returned to the genre with The Fog, an atmospheric ghost story set in the fictional Californian town of Antonio Bay. ‐ Movies in Focus
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
3.5/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi manages to be both brilliant and terrible at the same time, a mix of classic mythos and insipid story telling.‐ Movies in Focus
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
4.5/5 96% Filmworker (2018) Tony Zierra's Filmworker is a masterwork. The documentary looks at the relationship between Stanley Kubrick and Leon Vitali, the actor who became Kubrick's right-hand man after they met on the set of the 1975 film Barry Lyndon.‐ Movies in Focus
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
3/5 92% Mandy (2018) Panos Costamos throws away the rule book for revenge movies and fashions a dream-like piece of cinematic carnage with Mandy. ‐ Movies in Focus
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2018
4/5 79% Anna and the Apocalypse (2018) As a Christmas-zombie-musical-teen-comedy, the multi-genre straddling Anna And The Apocalypse could have gone either way (with the odds on totally disastrous).‐ Movies in Focus
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2018