This documentary follows the exploits of Irish Traveller clan the Quinn McDonaghs as they feud with (formerly friendly) clan the Joyces.
The fighting has been formalised into organised bare knuckle fights, which are extremely violent and bloody affairs - but carefully adjudicated by referees bought in from other clans, held in surreptitious locations away from their home clans to avoid rioting, and with months of training in advance of each fight, so is presumably a much less violent option than…
Here's the thing about Ghost Protocol [EXPLOSION].
See that I lulled you into a false sense of security and then flipped things on their heads with unexpected action.
That's not so much what you'll get here, because when you think about the Tom Cruise era Mission: Impossible, you expect action. You think: is there a chance that chap might be a little bit gay? You think: surely this time they've bitten off more than they can chew and they can't…
Anyone expecting The Fast and the Furious is going to feel like they were slapped. Just like there are some fights in Fight Club, there is some driving in Drive - is there ever - but it's not what the film is about, not really. It's just an element, something that happens while the story is playing out.
The Driver is played by Ryan Gosling, almost mute through long stretches of the film, but with a ready smile. It's not…
I wish there was some way to see this movie for the first time again. I really didn't know anything about it other than "I guess it's about fighting, right?". So I hadn't been spoiled at all. The hair stood up so straight on my neck it flew off like a porcupine's quills and new hair rotated into place like shark teeth.
The second viewing changes the emotion of the film entirely. Marla turns from a ridiculous loon into a profoundly tragic figure, so terribly mistreated.