Not every film initially receives the attention it deserves. Films can be made ahead of their time, released in a climate that rejects them, or taken the wrong way upon preliminary viewings. For no particular reason at all, films can be unjustly dismissed or not praised as highly as perhaps they should have been. In Re(focused)views, I look back at titles that I believe were misread or misjudged, examine what people thought, and then defend the film with an alternate perspective. All entries in Re(focused)views are discussed in detail.

Brian Eggert
Deep Focus Review

  1. Planes, Trains and Automobiles
  2. hellboy
  3. les enfants terribles

Re(focused)views

  1. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)
  2. After the Thin Man (1936)
  3. Akira (1988)
  4. Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams (1990)
  5. Alien 3 (1992)
  6. Army of Darkness (1993)
  7. Baghead (2008)
  8. The Beguiled (1971)
  9. Birth (2004)
  10. Bound (1996)
  11. Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
  12. Cat People (1982)
  13. Celebrity (1998)
  14. Conan the Barbarian (1982)
  15. Contact (1997)
  16. The Dead Zone (1983)
  17. Defending Your Life (1991)
  18. The Duellists (1977)
  19. Encounters at the End of the World (2007)
  20. Escape from L.A. (1996)
  21. The Evil Dead (1983)
  22. Evil Dead 2 (1987)
  23. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
  24. Flirting with Disaster (1996)
  25. Fright Night (1985)
  26. Fright Night Part 2 (1988)
  27. Ghosts of Mars (2001)
  28. Heist (2001)
  29. Hellboy (2004)
  30. I Heart Huckabees (2004)
  31. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
  32. Insomnia (2002)
  33. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
  34. Les enfants terribles (1950)
  35. Mad Max (1979)
  36. Matinee (1993)
  37. The Matrix (1999)
  38. Miami Vice (2006)
  39. Mission: Impossible (1996)
  40. Mission: Impossible III (2006)
  41. NausicaƤ of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
  42. Night of the Living Dead (1990)
  43. Piranha (1978)
  44. Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
  45. Poltergeist (1982)
  46. Porco Rosso (1992)
  47. Predator (1987)
  48. Ravenous (1999)
  49. Scream (1996)
  50. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
  51. Sin City (2005)
  52. Slither (2006)
  53. Snake Eyes (1998)
  54. Sorcerer (1977)
  55. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
  56. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
  57. Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
  58. Starship Troopers (1997)
  59. The Stuff (1985)
  60. Tabloid (2010)
  61. Total Recall (1990)
  62. The Two Jakes (1990)
  63. War of the Worlds (2005)
  64. The White Diamond (2004)
  65. Wild at Heart (1990)
  66. Zoolander (2001)