Brendan Gleeson

Song of the Sea Review

The best family film option this holiday is Song of the Sea, an Irish animated adventure that gives Miyazaki a run for his money.

Calvary Review

Those expecting something light from the re-teaming of writer/director John Michael McDonagh and actor Brendan Gleeson in Calvary will be in for a coal black shock, but they're also in for one of the best films of the year.

Edge of Tomorrow Review

Edge of Tomorrow is easily one of the best high concept sci-fi blockbusters to come along in a while. It might not be a particularly original movie, but it’s a surprisingly creative one that delivers all of the necessary thrills and spills of good popcorn fodder along with some pretty clever writing and proof that Tom Cruise still has a bit of a gas left in the tank.

The Grand Seduction Review

Don McKellar's remake of The Grand Seduction is a warmhearted, laid back comedy that might not be too original, but it hits the mark everywhere that counts.

Interview: Mark Critch

We sat down with Canadian actor Mark Critch to talk about returning to Newfoundland for his role in The Grand Seduction, the culture of the island, lead actor Brendan Gleeson's attention to detail, and we use his famed impression of talk show host George Stroumboulopoulos to talk about the difference between accents and impressions.

Interview: Don McKellar

Dork Shelf talks to director and actor Don McKellar about his return to feature film directing with The Grand Seduction (debuting Sunday September 8th at TIFF) and about how people perceived his time away from filmmaking, the script that tempted him to come back, shooting on location in Trinity Bay, the different stresses between city filming and country filming, and what Gleeson brought to his role and to the set.

The Smurfs 2 Review

A movie like The Smurfs 2 exists for only four reasons (in order of importance): 1. Sell merchandise 2. Profit 3. Steady employment for all involved. 4. Be a bland enough babysitter so that when the film arrives on DVD parents will buy it in hopes of plunking their kid down in front of it for 90 minutes of peace and quiet.

The Company You Keep Review

The Company You Keep, the latest thriller from actor and director Robert Redford is almost quaint in terms of how unpretentious it is despite subject material and a stacked cast of familiar faces that could have been so much more than this. But it's that smallness that makes it all that much better.

This Week in DVD: 5/15/12

This week's a busy one at the video store, as we take a look at Chronicle, Hard Core Logo 2, a BBC remounting of Great Expectations, Rampart, Albert Nobbs, the first season of Hell on Wheels, Wrestlemania XXVIII, and a very brief, curt message about The Devil Inside.

The Pirates: Band of Misfits Review

Aardman Animation, the creators of Wallace and Gromit and Chicken Run, bring you The Pirates: Band of Misfits, a giddy sugar rush of British animated entertainment.