The Banshees of Inisherin (2022)

Director: Martin McDonagh
Writer: Martin McDonagh
Starring: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Kerry Condon, Barry Keoghan, Pat Shortt, and more.

The Intro:
From the man who has brought us “In Bruges,” “Seven Psychopaths,” and the recent Best Picture nominee “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Martin McDonagh delivers another Best Picture nominee with a movie near and dear to his heart, “The Banshees of Inisherin.” For most, who the hell knows what this movie is going to be about? Hell, even I didn’t know much about what I was walking into, but what I did know is Martin is a hell of a director, this cast is freaking FAT stacked, and god damn the trailer looked beautiful. SIGN ME UP!

IMDb Summary:
“Two lifelong friends find themselves find at an impasse when one abruptly ends their relationship, with alarming consequences for both of them.”

The Oberrating:
Watching “The Banshees of Inisherin” was quite a unique experience. While being raw and feeling like I was airdropped into Inisherin itself, “The Banshees of Inisherin” almost had an ethereal fantasy feeling to it as well. Practically dreamlike in some cases. By the time the credits started rolling, I couldn’t put into words what I’ve fully witnessed but all I knew was I loved just about every minute of it.

McDonagh continues to solidify himself as a master of blending comedy and drama together into a seamless piece of art. In so many cases I found myself laughing out loud at the silver-tongued characters along with their quick-wit. Then in many other moments I found myself damn near crying! Ok, maybe that is a bit of an exaggeration but there are plenty of more solemn moments. Maybe moreso than crying, there is a sense of sadness and empathy for what is unraveling throughout the story as it is one that many people have lived through themselves.

These Best Picture nominees are not lacking in the “perform your ass off” department. This whole cast showed out for their fellow Irishman. Farrell, Gleeson, Condon, Keoghan, Shortt, and the list goes on.

The Wrap-Up:
A story wrapped up in relatability…Maybe not to the extent that the characters in “The Banshees of Inisherin” take it to, but still. A story that many people can find relatable by the way of friendships fading reluctantly. Banshees will have you in a whirlwind of emotions from positive to negative and by the end of it, more than likely really appreciating what you just watched.

Other Takeaways:
– Barry Keoghan army STAND UP! Our boy has done it again.
– Jenny the donkey is GOATed… Or Donkeyed? You get what I’m saying.

Rating: 4/5


Edited by Abby McNatt

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