Film reviews and more

Day: 13 December 2012

#Daniel Green #Reviews

Film Review: ‘Code Name: Geronimo’

★★☆☆☆ An ever so cynical, pre-award season release riffing on potential Academy Award nominee Zero Dark Thirty (2012), John Stockwell’s Codename: Operation Geronimo (aka SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden, 2012) – from the producer of 2010’s The Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow’s Oscar winner – suffers from both an underwhelming, […]

#John Bleasdale #Reviews

Film Review: ‘Dead Europe’

★★☆☆☆ In Dead Europe (2012), Australian photographer Isaac (Ewen Leslie) heads to Greece (his family’s home nation) for the first time, presenting an exhibition of his work while at the same time visiting his errant brother Nikolai (Marton Csokas). His father – an ex-communist who fled the fascist uprising – has sunk into […]


Film Review: ‘Babette’s Feast’

★★★☆☆ A modest yet elegantly constructed period drama, Babette’s Feast is a curiously middlebrow choice for a BFI rerelease. Winner of the 1987 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, this is just about as genteel as Oscar recipients come. Adapted by director Gabriel Axel from an Isak Dinesen short story, the narrative drifts […]