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. The Dark Half title image
  2. The Stranger
  3. 28 Weeks Later
  4. trouble-every-day
  5. rust-and-bone-dfr-2012
  6. suspiria-1
  7. halloween-iii-season-of-the-witch
  8. truly-madly-deeply
  9. Memoirs of an Invisible Man title image

Re(focused)views

  1. 28 Weeks Later (2007)
  2. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)
  3. After the Thin Man (1936)
  4. Akira (1988)
  5. Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams (1990)
  6. Alien 3 (1992)
  7. Army of Darkness (1993)
  8. Baghead (2008)
  9. The Beguiled (1971)
  10. Birth (2004)
  11. Bound (1996)
  12. Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
  13. Cat People (1982)
  14. Celebrity (1998)
  15. Conan the Barbarian (1982)
  16. Contact (1997)
  17. The Dark Half (1993)
  18. The Dead Zone (1983)
  19. Defending Your Life (1991)
  20. The Duellists (1977)
  21. Encounters at the End of the World (2007)
  22. Escape from L.A. (1996)
  23. The Evil Dead (1981)
  24. Evil Dead 2 (1987)
  25. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
  26. Flirting with Disaster (1996)
  27. Fright Night (1985)
  28. Fright Night Part 2 (1988)
  29. Ghosts of Mars (2001)
  30. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
  31. Heist (2001)
  32. Hellboy (2004)
  33. I Heart Huckabees (2004)
  34. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
  35. Insomnia (2002)
  36. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
  37. Les enfants terribles (1950)
  38. Mad Max (1979)
  39. Matinee (1993)
  40. The Matrix (1999)
  41. Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992)
  42. Miami Vice (2006)
  43. Mission: Impossible (1996)
  44. Mission: Impossible III (2006)
  45. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
  46. Nazi Agent (1942)
  47. Night of the Living Dead (1990)
  48. Piranha (1978)
  49. Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
  50. Poltergeist (1982)
  51. Porco Rosso (1992)
  52. Predator (1987)
  53. Prime Cut (1972)
  54. Ravenous (1999)
  55. The Room (2003)
  56. Rust and Bone (2012)
  57. Scream (1996)
  58. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
  59. Sin City (2005)
  60. Slither (2006)
  61. Snake Eyes (1998)
  62. Solaris (2002)
  63. Sorcerer (1977)
  64. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
  65. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
  66. Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
  67. Starship Troopers (1997)
  68. The Stranger (1946)
  69. The Stuff (1985)
  70. Suspiria (1977)
  71. Tabloid (2010)
  72. Total Recall (1990)
  73. Trouble Every Day (2001)
  74. Truly, Madly, Deeply (1991)
  75. The Two Jakes (1990)
  76. War of the Worlds (2005)
  77. The White Diamond (2004)
  78. Wild at Heart (1990)
  79. Zoolander (2001)