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The Begorrathon: The Secret of Kells (2009)

Another amazing blogathon takes place this March: Reading Ireland Month, or, the Begorrathon – a celebration of all things Ireland in literature and cinema. I’ve been loving all the posts so far, which have ranged from excellent book and film reviews to irresistably shoddy accents. For my contribution to the Begorrathon, I wanted to watch […]

In Bruges (2008): “We shall strike a balance between culture and fun.”

It’s in Belgium. In Bruges (2008, dir. Martin McDonagh) is a black comedy starring Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, and towards the end, Ralph Fiennes. It follows two Irish hitmen, Ray (Farrell) and Ken (Gleeson), as they’re sent on an assignment to Bruges by their gangster boss, Harry (Fiennes). Hilarity ensues as Ray and Ken explore […]