The Banshees of Inisherin

The Banshees of Inisherin ★★★★★

I spent about fifteen minutes thinking that the beautiful Irish landscapes were too on the nose, but no, they're just there to contrast with the fucking people of Inisherin. This one left me in pieces; I wonder if it says anything that so many of 2022's great movies are about despair and failure?

The trio of leads are the three pillars that hold up the movie and the metaphor, and don't let anyone tell you Kerry Condon isn't right there with Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson. Barry Keoghan isn't all that far behind, really, but it's not his movie in the way it belongs to the others.

Bleak all the way through.

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