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  • The Guard

    The Guard 2011

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 23 Mar, 2013

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Kept busy as a support in big, international films, playing a Harry Potter eccentric or a Troy toga patriarch, Brendan Gleeson is a star character actor in Ireland. In Bruges, written and directed by Martin McDonagh, showed a film could profitably be built around his baggy, clear-eyed disappointment, especially if he gets reams of barbed, whimsical, profane, brutally funny dialogue. The Guard, written and directed by John Michael McDonagh, Martin’s brother, is another blend of shaggy-dog story and genre picture,…

  • Kick-Ass

    Kick-Ass 2010

    ★★★★ Rewatched 09 Mar, 2013

    A ridiculously entertaining, perfectly paced, ultra-violent cinematic rush that kicks the places other movies struggle to reach.