The Banshees Of Inisherin (2022): legacy or friendship?

Is this film a career-best from Colin Farrell? I wanted to open with a question to myself, like those adverts… ‘Could you save money on your car insurance?’ Well, to return to my question, I think it might be. Unlike In Bruges (2008), which felt perhaps a two-hander between Farrell and Brendan Gleeson and was a dark comedy, but perhaps leant just towards the comedic … Continue reading The Banshees Of Inisherin (2022): legacy or friendship?

True Detective: season 2 review

Whilst it’s incredibly easy to jump on the critical bandwagon and denounce the second season of True Detective as a confusing and unengaging flop, I feel that’s slightly unfair. It’s also unfair to constantly compare it to the first season. A season which, let’s face it, had little expectation, other than the fact it had a couple of A-listers in the lead roles. Yet delivered … Continue reading True Detective: season 2 review

Has Colin Farrell lost his way?

I watched London Boulevard on TV at the weekend. The best way I can describe it is… You know those times when you’re feeling lonely and your phone buzzes? ‘Ah ha!’ you think, ‘I’ve got a text. Someone loves me’. Your chubby little fingers scramble to bring your device to life; only to discover it’s some automated message about which you couldn’t care less. You’re … Continue reading Has Colin Farrell lost his way?

Seven Psychopaths – one psycho too many?

Fours years has passed since Writer/Director Martin McDonagh gave us the critically-acclaimed In Bruges – a film where two hitmen lie low in Belgium after a job goes awry. The pairing of Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell as gangsters with mismatched feelings at being stuck in aforesaid town provide some brilliantly scripted, darkly comic scenes. With Seven Psychopaths I expected more of the same. Whilst … Continue reading Seven Psychopaths – one psycho too many?