Patrick Gamble

Patrick Gamble

Writer/Critic

Freelance writer specialising in film and culture. I've contributed to The Quietus, The Skinny, BFI & CineVue. I'm a OFCS member and in 2013 was nominated for a Richard Attenborough Award.

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Shooting for socrates article
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Film Review: 'Shooting for Socrates'

James Erskine’s Shooting For Socrates tells the story of Northern Ireland’s 1986 World Cup campaign with wistful reminiscence. This is a high-spirited comedy about the power of football to inspire optimism and togetherness with Erskine eschewing the visceral highs and lows of on-pitch excitement to focus on the effect the team’s performance had on the fans watching at home.