The past two months have been quite hectic, but I have still been writing, reviewing, watching and creating–I just need to talk about it here! To start, here’s one of four new reviews that need to be posted on my blog, but they are already up on Fanboy Comics. I’m excited to also talk about my participation in the Producer’s Guild 48 Hour Film Competition, as well as put up updates on my current fiction and screenwriting projects. Oh, and how could I forget? I have an exciting update on my Castle spec’s success in the Austin Film Festival’s screenplay competition. Anywhoo, here is the start to my review of “The Guard:”
When I reviewed The Troll Hunter, I mistakenly identified it as the only foreign film I saw at Sundance 2011. I’m not sure how the very first film I saw that week slipped my mind, especially one so crude and darkly humorous, but it’s about time I reviewed it. Irish black comedy The Guard is an immersive character study with an underlying thriller plot line. Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges, The Harry Potter Series) stars as unorthodox Sergeant Gerry Boyle. His offensive, lazy, and naïve façade make him an unlikely protagonist, but Gleeson’s performance lends this film its best attributes. The supporting cast assists him with a mixture of quirky and straight-man performances, making The Guard a colorful film despite an average plot.
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