THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN – Review by Diane Carson

Writer/director Martin McDonagh engages head on and provocatively with confrontational characters battling anger management issues He again grabs the tiger by the tail, isolating his characters on a fictional island off Ireland’s northern coast in 1923. Best of friends, Colm Doherty and Padraic Súilleabháin head to the local, and only, pub for their pints and extended conversation every day. But this isn’t an ordinary afternoon, and friction ensues immediately.

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THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN – Review by Rachel West

Martin McDonagh delivers a perfect take on male friendship in his latest tragi-comic tale, The Banshees of Inisherin. Following his Oscar-winning film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2018), the writer-director reunites with his In Bruges (2008) powerhouse duo Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell for a story that will have all three men vying for Academy Awards. Their chemistry and sheer dynamism on screen make Farrell and Gleeson’s performances not just the best of the year, but perhaps, the best of their lengthy careers.

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