The “let’s go to the movies Wednesday (but Thursday this month) group” went to the Nova cinema in Carlton to see the movie “The Banshees of Inisherin” staring Brian Gleeson and Colin Farrell and directed by Martin McDonagh.
Set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland, the film follows lifelong friends Padraic (Colin Farrell) and Colm (Brendan Gleeson), who find themselves at an impasse when Colm unexpectedly puts an end to their friendship.
With the acting talents of Gleeson and Farrell (last teamed in the film In Bruges) and the writing and direction of McDonagh (of award winning Three Billboards nearing Ebbing Missouri fame), this film is bound to be truthful, at times both brutal and humorous, and above all Irish.
Post film the group retired to the University Café and discussed our thoughts over delicious food and good wine, all at a reasonable cost.
Opinions on the tone of the film were diverse, but everyone agreed it was a wonderful film that left many things to think about.
It will be a hard one to beat when we next go to the movies on Wednesday February 15th.