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The Banshees Of Inisherin - Martin McDonagh


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Well I absolutely loved this and It's probably my favourite film of the year. I also think it's Martin McDonagh's best film. Like everyone else, I loved In Bruges but I wasn't quite sold on Seven Psychopaths or Three Billboards, both of which I found to be very inconsistent and tonally awkward at times. This feels like his tightest script by far and it's beautifully directed and acted.

 

The cinematography is also exceptional throughout and so much of the exposition comes through the composition and editing instead of the dialogue. It's an amazingly crafted film.

 

And how good is Colin Farrell in this? Gleeson is obviously incredible, but Farrell essentially carries the entire dramatic arc of the film. His transition from a man literally walking with rainbows, to the character he eventually becomes is pretty extraordinary.

 

Looking forward to watching this again.

 

 

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Saw it last night  with the wife, she was not impressed and I absolutely adored it, would love to see a breakdown of the imagery in it there's a lot of subtle stuff there that I was sure I was missing.

 

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When the sister leaves for good she's in a yellow coat, yellow has been associated with wisdom and knowledge in some cultures in the past , I thought there was some  other connection to Irish mythology that I vaguely remember but can't find with a cursory search.

 

Thought the cast was excellent and Farrell was outstanding. Will watch it again to see what else I missed.Also

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D'unbeliveables

 

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Started watching this with the wife, loved In Bruges (hated Seven Psychopaths) and after about 40 minutes my wife turned to me and said “this is really boring”. I couldn’t disagree with her, despite Colin Farrell doing his very best Father Dougall impression in what felt like a prequel to Father Ted set on Craggy Island in the 1920s.

 

I get it that people are looking for a deep meaning around male friendship and relationships, but I dunno.. I just felt it wasn’t very good. 

 

Still, I liked the idea of the Father Ted universe in that the young guy that stole his dads hooch (the actor that gets killed on the BFG’s boat in Dunkirk) probably being the grandad of this guy in Father Ted.

 

 

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On 26/12/2022 at 09:31, Ste Pickford said:

Genres are just marketing categories.  You don't have to fit films (or anything else) firmly into specific marketing categories to be able to understand or appreciate them.  Just take the work as it comes and enjoy it for what it is.

Never really thought about it like that. Quite like this perspective.

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5 hours ago, gone fishin said:

Started watching this with the wife, loved In Bruges (hated Seven Psychopaths) and after about 40 minutes my wife turned to me and said “this is really boring”. I couldn’t disagree with her, despite Colin Farrell doing his very best Father Dougall impression in what felt like a prequel to Father Ted set on Craggy Island in the 1920s.

 

I get it that people are looking for a deep meaning around male friendship and relationships, but I dunno.. I just felt it wasn’t very good. 

 

Still, I liked the idea of the Father Ted universe in that the young guy that stole his dads hooch (the actor that gets killed on the BFG’s boat in Dunkirk) probably being the grandad of this guy in Father Ted.

 

 

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This guy in Father Ted plays the bartender in Banshees. 

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