Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson to Compete In Different Acting Categories for ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’

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In a story from The Hollywood Reporter, it was revealed that actors Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson would compete for different acting categories for Martin McDonagh‘s The Banshees of Inisherin.

Farrell will compete for Lead Actor, while Gleeson will compete for Supporting Actor. There were discussions on whether or not both actors would aim for the Lead Actor category, but it doesn’t seem like this will be the case anymore.

The movie has received excellent reviews when it premiered at the Venice International Film Festival, and the Toronto International Film Festival. Our editor-in-chief Joey Magidson gave the film a positive review when he saw it at TIFF, stating that it’s McDonagh’s “darkest movie yet. It’s a definite tightrope walk, one he pulls off with aplomb. […] The Banshees of Inisherin is subtle, sometimes to the point where a more passive viewer could feel like they missed something. That’s part of the point, though, and an intentional choice by McDonagh. If In Bruges is his most complete film, with Seven Psychopaths his flashiest, while Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri his broadest, then this one is his most mature.”

You can read his full review of the movie here and see The Banshees of Inisherin in theatres on October 21.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter


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Written by Maxance Vincent

Maxance Vincent is a freelance film and TV critic, and a recent graduate of a BFA in Film Studies at the Université de Montréal. He is currently finishing a specialization in Video Game Studies, focusing on the psychological effects regarding the critical discourse on violent video games.

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