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The Guard, John Michael McDonagh (2011)

So what’s this all this, then? Sort of an Irish Hal Hartley movie, you might say. Makes not much sense as a whole, but the parts are fun: the mood is engaging, there are some craic flights of dialogue here and there, and the whole thing moves along briskly enough, so sure.

Interesting to sit down with Wendy to watch this. The first murder makes her gasp and I realize it’s not even registering for me as an act of violence, since this is a comedy at heart. I wonder how many murders I’ve seen on the screen.

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