I love a good movie with a storyline I’ve never managed to see before and The Banshees of Inisherin is precisely that type of film. I won’t go into detail about what the movie is about because there’s something so delightful about not knowing the movie’s plot and watching it unfold.
Beginning as a comedy that grasps you within the first ten minutes, the story gradually builds to a fascinating crescendo that concludes in a delightfully ambiguous fashion. Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Kerry Condon, Barry Keoghan, and the rest of the cast managed to completely enthrall me for a little less than two hours.
The film is being lauded by critics and has been nominated for all of the major awards so far and for a good reason. Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) understands how to direct a riveting story and he does so again with this brilliant movie.
What could’ve been a simple (and extremely boring) film became something that will stick with me for many years to come for its originality. I also love a movie that can get me invested in a location or a culture in the film. This movie was so extraordinarily Irish; the setting, the clothes, the talking, I just loved it so much.
Despite the fact that Brendan Fraser will most likely nab his fair share of awards this award season for his transformative role in The Whale, I honestly believe Colin Farrell should get a least a win or two along the way. His performance in this movie was exceptional, with his final scene displaying his acting ability with such a silent but powerful statement.
The Banshees of Inisherin is currently on HBO Max and yes, I highly recommend it. I’m giving this movie 93 out of 100 and 4 out of 5 stars.
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