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Review: ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’ with Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson

What happens when your best friend decides you’re no longer welcome in their life? The Banshees of Inisherin takes that incredibly simple premise and proceeds to dissect the impact of that decision on the friend who’s been left behind. Colm Doherty (Brendan Gleeson) wakes up one morning, tired...
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Colin Farrell doesn’t have many ‘true friends.’ But Brendan Gleeson is one.

On the surface, Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell have little in common beyond their Irish heritage. Separated by more than 20 years, Gleeson is a consummate character actor who didn’t begin acting in films until middle age and has maintained a low profile, while Farrell was shot out of a cannon into stardom while still in his 20s and for years kept gossip columnists busy chronicling his offscreen antics.

Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson Face Off in ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’

The Irish Civil War carries on as The Banshees of Inisherin begins; the thud of shells can be heard on the Isle of Inisherin as fighting continues beyond the horizon. The island’s lone Gard, the brutal policeman Peadar, looks forward to a jaunt on the mainland where he’ll take part in a firing squad—the Free Staters are executing an IRA man or the IRA is executing a Free Stater, he neither knows nor cares. Meanwhile on the island, a civil war erupts for reasons entirely apolitical between the milkman Pádraic (Colin Farrell) and the fiddler Colm (Brendan Gleeson).

‘The Banshees Of Inisherin’ Trailer And Poster: Colin Farrell And Brendan Gleeson Are Old Friends At War In Martin McDonagh’s Latest

It’s been five years since Martin McDonagh’s acclaimed Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Yeah, where does the time go? That film came away with seven Oscar nominations and two victories, including one for Best Picture. McDonagh was already an accomplished playwright, but he was now also a “Made Man” as a filmmaker. The wait has been long, but Venice will be the world premiere of McDonagh’s latest, The Banshees of Inisherin, which reunites the filmmaker’s In Bruges stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson.

The Banshees Of Inisherin Trailer: Colin Farrell And Brendan Gleeson Reunite For The Most Awkward Break-Up Ever

If you're a director like Martin McDonagh with three successful hits under your belt — the brilliant "In Bruges," 2012's "Seven Psychopaths," and most recently the Oscars darling "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" — the question then becomes: What next? Well, you can't go wrong with going right back to where it all started ... in more ways than one.

Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees Of Inisherin Trailer Reunites Colin Farrell And Brendan Gleeson

Right from the beginning, the films of Martin McDonagh have been scabrous, excoriating, hilarious, tragic delights – from the twisted hitman tale of In Bruges, to the tangled satire of Seven Psychopaths, to the emotional depths of the Oscar-lauded Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Now, McDonagh is back with new film The Banshees Of Inisherin – and not only that, but it’s a long-awaited In Bruges reunion, re-teaming the acclaimed writer-director with Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson in a seemingly sweet and sad comedy-flecked drama about the abrupt ending of a lifelong friendship. In other words, a Martin McDonagh movie. Check out the first trailer:

‘Banshees of Inisherin’ Trailer: An ‘In Bruges’ Reunion for Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Martin McDonagh

Click here to read the full article. Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh is back, this time with a self-described “break-up story” about two friends whose abrupt parting of ways spurs unforeseen consequences. Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson reunite with each other and McDonagh for the upcoming film, having previously worked together on the director’s well-loved 2008 crime comedy “In Bruges.” Earlier this year, McDonagh told Vanity Fair he hoped “The Banshees of Inisherin” would entertain the cult fans of “In Bruges” in similar ways, but that it “could be a little more, at least at the outset, odder or weirder —...

‘Banshees of Inisherin’ First Look: Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson Lead Dark Friendship ‘Break-Up Story’

The “Banshees” are a-calling. Set in the fictional island of Inisherin during the very real Irish Civil War in 1923, Martin McDonagh’s “The Banshees of Inisherin” stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson as two lifelong pals whose friendship is shattered after conflict arises. Barry Keoghan and Kerry Condon also star in the first feature written and directed by Oscar winner McDonagh set in his native Ireland. “The Banshees of Inisherin” premieres October 21 from Searchlight.

First Look: Colin Farrell And Brendan Gleeson Reunited In ‘The Banshees Of Inisherin’

Martin McDonagh certainly became a household name with his multiple Oscar-winner Three Billboards Outside Ebbings, Missouri, but it’s his 2008 cult classic In Bruges that put him on the map. Now 14 years later McDonagh is reuniting with the film’s unforgettable duo, Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson for The Banshees of Inisherin which has just dropped its first look.

BBC Buys Second Season Of ‘State Of The Union’ Featuring Brendan Gleeson And Patricia Clarkson

Click here to read the full article. EXCLUSIVE: The BBC has acquired the second series of Nick Hornby/Stephen Frears’ high-end short form series State of the Union from Endeavor Content. See-Saw Films’ second run, a Sundance TV original, moves Stateside and features Brendan Gleeson, Patricia Clarkson and Esco Jouléy. Clarkson plays Ellen, a liberal campaigner who drags her traditional, self-made husband Scott (Gleeson) out of his comfort zone and into a hipster Connecticut coffee shop, where they have 10 minutes before their marriage counselling session to drink a coffee, gather their thoughts and argue. Amongst the bickering they also start to...