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Movie: The Butcher Boy

[TRAILER] Francie (Eamonn Owens) has a disastrous childhood and retreats into television and movies to escape the pain. His mother (Aisling O'Sullivan) is suicidal, and his alcoholic father (Stephen Rea) has little to do with him. Francie's tendency to project violent fantasies onto reality lands him in reform school, where he is sexually abused. Wildly looking to hold someone responsible for all the trauma visited on him, Francie targets his neighbor, Mrs. Nugent (Fiona Shaw). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 28, 2024 - 2 comments

Movie: Gangs of New York

Amsterdam Vallon (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a young Irish immigrant released from prison. He returns to the Five Points seeking revenge against his father's killer, William Cutting (Daniel Day-Lewis), a powerful anti-immigrant gang leader. He knows that revenge can only be attained by infiltrating Cutting's inner circle. Amsterdam's journey becomes a fight for personal survival and to find a place for the Irish people in 1860's New York. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 13, 2023 - 10 comments

Movie: Braveheart

Enraged at the murder of a loved one, Scottish warrior William Wallace (Mel Gibson) slays a platoon of the local English lord's soldiers. This leads the village to revolt and, eventually, the entire country to rise up against English rule. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 1, 2022 - 15 comments

Movie: The Banshees of Inisherin

Two lifelong friends (Brendan Gleeson, Colin Farrell) find themselves at an impasse when one abruptly ends their relationship, with alarming consequences for both of them. [more inside]
posted by praemunire on Oct 29, 2022 - 31 comments

Saturday Night Live: Brendan Gleeson / Willow  Season 48, Ep 2

At 41.59 years, this episode has the 4th greatest gap in ages between host and musical guest! (#1 is 56.96 years, between Miskel Spillman, the 80yo winner of the "Anyone Can Host" contest, and 23yo Elvis Costello in S03E08 on Dec 17, 1977) [more inside]
posted by rhizome on Oct 9, 2022 - 11 comments

Movie: 28 Days Later...

Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 28, 2018 - 13 comments

Movie: Suffragette

The foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Nov 6, 2015 - 2 comments

Movie: In Bruges

Guilt-stricken after a job gone wrong, hitman Ray and his partner await orders from their ruthless boss in Bruges, Belgium, the last place in the world Ray wants to be. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Jul 27, 2015 - 26 comments

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