The first of the Ealing comedies. Really good and the locations are amazing. It was filmed in London in the wreckage left by the blitz. Worth watching just for that.
I love In Bruges. What's not to love? Hit men, accents, great dialogue, and a cocaine-induced rant about Helter Skelter among midgets. In Bruges has all this and some actual depth. Colin Farrell and Brendon Gleeson play off each other beautifully and Ralph Fiennes threatens deliciously. The Carter Burwell theme is simple without being stark. In Bruges is a great buddy movie. The Midnight Run of hit man movies set in Belgium.
This is one wacky island.
Sergeant Neil Howie flies to Summerisle, a remote Scottish island, to investigate the disappearance of a young girl. Immediately he notices the queerness of the townsfolk. Their ways differ wildly from his devoutly Christian life on the mainland and as Howie's investigation into the villagers progresses, his outrage grows. Robin Hardy directed The Wicker Man from an Anthony Shaffer (Sleuth, Frenzy) screenplay on location near Inverness, Scotland. Edward Woodward of Equalizer fame plays Sgt. Howie…