OMG! Episode 60! Hannah and Jen from Standard Issue (a podcast by women for women BOOM!) return for Hannah’s choice In Bruges.
Where to start with In Bruges? It’s a 2008 film from Martin McDonagh starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson as two hitmen attempting to lay low in Bruges. What follows includes a batshit awesome performance from Ralph Finnes, a coke fueled racist rant from a dwarf actor and enclaves. It’s a comedy in case you were wondering.
In the arc of Colin Farrell this is brilliant and hilarious, the chemistry between him and Gleeson is genuine and completely convincing.
New comer to In Bruges Jen found it “well bleak” and not the “bantz-a-fucking-rama” she was led to believe – and rightly so. Definitely not up there for her like Bugsy Malone or Kindergarten Cop. It is bleak, spoilers there is a LOT of death but it is also really, really funny. Definitely an acquired taste is required and if you’re into it then you’ll be rewarded, if you’re not, maybe give it another try?
ScoresGenerally, this film comes recommended with MASSIVE CAVEATS, it’s violent, it’s bloody, it’s very sweary, it’s pretty weird and it’s fucking bleak, so you have been warned. Overall Flixwatcher and guests award In Bruges 3.58 (so nearly a 4) – a second watch from Jen (with less sleeping) might have bumped it up to a 4, which was generally how Twitter felt too.
What do you guys think? Have you seen In Bruges? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!
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Added to UK Netflix: 28th May 2018
Former inmates, officers and celebrities critique the U.S. prison system in this documentary packaged as a how-to handbook for the incarcerated.
Added to UK Netflix: 24th May 2018
An aspiring actor leaves Hollywood and takes to the road to do stand-up after he’s cast in a series of increasingly stereotypical “black” roles.
Added to UK Netflix: 28th May 2018
As a kind of prequel to the Peter Pan story, this fantasy relates how Peter first met and initially befriended Captain Hook and fought alongside him.
Added to UK Netflix: 27th May 2018
Sequestered on a remote island, a training program for a nefarious FBI division called Mindhunters is actually harboring a serial killer.
Added to UK Netflix: 25th May 2018
Films Leaving Netflix
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Leaving: 31st May 2018