Thursday, August 04, 2022

Do Right By Me, Banshees

The first poster and trailer for Martin McDonagh's The Banshees of Inisherin starring Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell -- and yes warm memories of In Bruges should be washing over your entire mind and body right this moment -- has arrived this morning, and good god I love it. I've made so secret of the fact that ever since In Bruges -- one of my absolute favorite movies -- I've disliked to outright loathed everything that McDonagh has done, and been very very very depressed about that fact. Will this be a Lucy-Football situation, and McDonagh's once again weaponized Colin Farrell's eyebrows to make me think we're in for a treat...

... only for it turn out to be another sack of bullshit like Seven Psychopaths and Three Billboards? I sure hope not! What I am really secretly hoping that maybe some of his girlfriend's brilliance -- one Phoebe Waller-Bridge, if you're unaware -- rubbed off on him, which is to say he let her do a pass on the script. I know to some (including probably Phoebe, because she's nice like that) that sounds like sacrilege, as McDonagh is a prize-winning playwright, Oscar nominee, blah blah blergh. My belief in him has really been worn down in the fourteen years since Bruges. But this feels like such an explicit callback to that movie that I can't help but feel he feels that too? Get that Bruges magic back, baby!

The Banshees of Inisherin is out on October 21st.


canoetoo said...

Now this is definitely something to look forward to. Loved "In Bruges".

Larry said...

Absolutely loved "In Bruges". One of my favorite films. This looks wonderful, can't wait!