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The Banshees Of Inisherin – An Exercise In Cultural Self Deprecation

The following piece first appeared on the website Excuse the Blood and is syndicated with the permission of the author. At the time of writing, The Banshees Of Inisherin has earned nine Oscar nominations and ten BAFTA nominations. It has...

/ 28/01/2023

‘Calvary’ As A Critique Of Irish Society

Father James Lavelle (Brendan Gleeson) is a likable, down to earth ‘good priest’. The film opens with a scene at a confession booth, where an anonymous parishioner details disturbingly the sexual abuse inflicted on him by a priest as a child. The...

/ 18/01/2023