Film reviews and more

Day: 14 August 2012

#Patrick Gamble #Reviews

Film Review: ‘Brave’

★★★☆☆ Fittingly chosen to close the curtain on this year’s revamped Edinburgh International Film Festival, Disney Pixar’s latest Brave (2012) is a Scottish-based fairytale starring the vocal talents of Kelly Macdonald, Emma Thompson and Billy Connolly. A noticeable departure from Pixar’s usual output, Brave’s childhood fable about the role of girls and women […]


Film Review: ‘The Expendables 2’

★★★★☆ If you lapped up the first outing of Sylvester’s Stallone’s squad of Expendables then its sequel, the creatively titled The Expendables 2 (2012) won’t be much of a hard sell. Those who were disappointed with the original film might be tempted to give this one a miss – but that would be […]

#Joseph Walsh #Reviews

Film Review: ‘The Bourne Legacy’

★★★☆☆ How does a Bourne sequel work without Matt Damon’s titular, superhuman Jason? This is the challenge faced by screenwriter Tony Gilroy, who replaces Paul Greengrass in the director’s hot-seat for this year’s franchise reboot/sidequel The Bourne Legacy (2012). With Jeremy Renner now centre stage as Bourne’s fellow test guinea pig Aaron Cross, […]


DVD Review: ‘Delicacy’

★★☆☆☆ Delicacy (2011) offers the sort of fluffy, predictable cupcake-romance that we’ve come to expect from Audrey Tautou’s recent chosen projects. Officially the tale of a tragic young widow, the story is weirdly dismissive of her turmoil and much less emotionally impacting than something such as 2007’s P.S. I Love You, which features […]


DVD Review: ‘Genghis: The Legend of the Ten’

★★★☆☆ The latest release from Metrodome Distribution, the UK specialists in titles which may not catch your eye at the local multiplex, D. Jolbayar and U. Shagdarsuren’s Genghis: The Legend of the Ten (2012) is an authentic Mongolian adventure rich in historical atmosphere. Known throughout history as a feared and ruthless warrior Genghis […]