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The Banshees of Inisherin

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The Banshees of Inisherin

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I'm a fan of Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson and Martin McDonagh but can the movie possibly live-up to the sickening, sycophantic hype that has surrounded it in the media. Anybody seen it? I'll be waiting for the DVD release and then wait to buy it in a charity shop for 50 cents.

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Looking forward to this one ..
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Yes I've seen it! It was a whimsical bit of work and very typical of Martin McDonagh fare. The acting was superb, the cinematography was superb, but the story was frankly weak. I loved Kerry Condon and Barry Keoghan in it - they stole the show for me.

I'd say it's worth seeing for the acting and scenery alone but to answer you initial point, I think the film is over praised mainly due to the bottomless appetite of Americans for this sort of stuff.
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Cyclepath wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 2:31 pm Yes I've seen it! It was a whimsical bit of work and very typical of Martin McDonagh fare. The acting was superb, the cinematography was superb, but the story was frankly weak. I loved Kerry Condon and Barry Keoghan in it - they stole the show for me.

I'd say it's worth seeing for the acting and scenery alone but to answer you initial point, I think the film is over praised mainly due to the bottomless appetite of Americans for this sort of stuff.
I like Martin McDonagh's stuff - the blacker the better like "Six Shooter" and "In Bruges", and no problem with the Yanks lapping it up, but the the band-wagonners like Tubridy, Joe Duffy, Newstalk etc. make me want to spew.
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Yes, I must admit that I'm generally turned off when too many eejits lavish praise on any piece of work 😂
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Haven’t seen it but the scenery looks exactly the same as out of Calvary, which was a great movie.
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I think it's overhyped but still a good movie nonetheless.
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knownunknown wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:44 pm Haven’t seen it but the scenery looks exactly the same as out of Calvary, which was a great movie.
Like you I enjoyed the scenery in Calvary but thought the movie was rubbish.
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We saw it on Disney +.... I enjoyed it but just a bit let down at end at weak story. Apparently there was an analogy to the civil war underway on the mainland...
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Saw it last week. Very well acted and directed, with some beautiful cinematography. There really isn't a whole lot to the story and it does drag a little at times. But overall worth a watch
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The amount of "luvvys" backslapping each other on the News tonight was vomit inducing. So you can pretend to be somebody else in front of a camera, so fcuking what? Come back when you've achieved something in life.
Acting on stage is one thing, when you have one chance to get it right or look an idiot, but having the benefit of several, (or even several dozen) takes, is not a big deal in my estimation.
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Can't stand Brendan Gleeson.
The simple faced gurning son of a turnip
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I'm looking forward to seeing it sometime. Just have not had a chance yet.

It seems to be doing well - 9 Oscar nominations. That's phenomenal.

One idle passing thing it has caused me to think is that Barry Keoghan can scrub up well. I have always found him unsettlingly odd looking and he often plays weird characters. But I caught sight of a photo of him in his blue suit recently and thought he looks well, albeit in an off beat way.

Another thought is dagnabbit but another whole generation of American people are being entrained by this film to see Oirish people in a certain way. A generally inaccurate way. ( I watched a couple of trailers - that's all I have for evidence).

I like the art of acting and appreciate actors, as I like films. It does take something special to make one suspend disbelief and commit to a story. The amount of bad acting shows up just how good the great actors are. It's a powerful medium.
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@isha

God be with the days when Ireland produced serious Oscar material like this. :mrgreen:

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I'm afraid the hype and especially the gushing over it as it's "one of our own done good" is turning me off ever watching it.
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isha wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 7:50 pm Another thought is dagnabbit but another whole generation of American people are being entrained by this film to see Oirish people in a certain way. A generally inaccurate way. ( I watched a couple of trailers - that's all I have for evidence).
This! It needs a general warning for all visiting Americans

"This film is based in the Ireland of 100 years ago. It is not a documentary. Please do not expect to find anything close to this level of Blarney in modern Ireland (unless we work in hospitality and are grifting for generous tips)"
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This clip from the movie has gone viral, plus the story of Barry Keoghan.

I must admit I'm having a bit of a Barry moment, he is very endearing. This clip also makes me want to see the film because Kerry Condon is also very good in it.


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Del.Monte wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 8:31 pm @isha

God be with the days when Ireland produced serious Oscar material like this. :mrgreen:

Great film, waiting patiently for the sequel. Any day now hopefully.
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KHD wrote: Wed Jan 25, 2023 9:09 pm Great film, waiting patiently for the sequel. Any day now hopefully.
I reviewed it here: https://irelandsmovies.wordpress.com/f/ - four turkeys - it's right up there. :mrgreen:
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Del.Monte wrote: Wed Jan 25, 2023 9:26 pm I reviewed it here: https://irelandsmovies.wordpress.com/f/ - four turkeys - it's right up there. :mrgreen:
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Thought this was excellent.
Farrell is brilliant in it in fairness to him.

It's a very simple story but the genius in films sometimes are the acting and directing .

As for Tubridy and them I'm not sure egotists will understand the movie.So could be two potatoes in a field and they would gush. Interesting they love a movie about old Ireland given they seem to hate old Ireland so much.

It's melancholy movie, hits on depression and purpose of life.
Very well acted , Gleason was my least favorite in the movie.
I think Farrell really carries it, not the Barry chap.
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