Film reviews and more

Day: 13 March 2012

DVD Review: ‘Parked’

★★☆☆☆ Darragh Byrne’s debut feature Parked (2011), starring Bel Ami’s Colm Meaney and Colin Morgan, is a disappointing example of contemporary Irish cinema, especially when compared to last year’s triumphant and hugely successful comedy The Guard (2011). The film follows […]

DVD Review: ‘Special Forces’

★★★☆☆ Stephane Rybojad’s Special Forces (Forces spéciales, 2011) follows a French military unit’s high-risk mission to rescue anti-war correspondent Elsa Casanova (Diane Kruger) from Taliban capture. Taken hostage by Taliban insurgents, Elsa and a companion face the threat of eminent […]