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Pat McCabe and Gavin Friday - Pat McCabe, Gavin Friday Dublin, Ireland Opening night of 'Man on a Train', a film starring U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr., held at the IFI in Dublin Friday 11th January 2013

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Breakfast On Pluto Review


Excellent
Neil Jordan doesn't make bad movies. Even if the story isn't spectacular (The Good Thief), the visuals are always stunning and the acting is consistently so striking that you're never bored by what you see. There are times that cultural patterns remain unclear (The Crying Game) and you'll feel lost in the muddle of figuring out exactly what's going on, but the trick is to just watch without dissecting. You're guaranteed to walk out stimulated by the events that occurred.

The same holds true for his latest, Breakfast on Pluto, starring the ever-impressive chameleon Cillian Murphy (28 Days Later, Batman Begins) as an orphaned transvestite in Ireland during the 1960s and '70s. After seeing brief passages of his playful struggle to maintain his identity from one boarding school to the next in working class suburbia, we're swept up in the journey of Patrick, a.k.a. "Kitten," as he heads to the wilds of London in search of the mother who left him behind.

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The Butcher Boy Review


Excellent
Steller film that I resisted on opening, for some reason. Wish I hadn't. This homage to A Clockwork Orange follows young Francie Brady (Owens) on a path of destruction through Kennedy-era Ireland. Jordan's best work since The Crying Game, and right when I'd given up on him. Delicious.

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Breakfast On Pluto Movie Review

Breakfast On Pluto Movie Review

Neil Jordan doesn't make bad movies. Even if the story isn't spectacular (The Good Thief),...

The Butcher Boy Movie Review

The Butcher Boy Movie Review

Steller film that I resisted on opening, for some reason. Wish I hadn't....

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