Movie 1: The Banshees of Inisherin
This is an odd and melancholy little film, set in 1923 Ireland, about two best friends until one of them decides to end the friendship. Dire consequences follow. This movie is beautifully filmed and haunting. Critics are raving about this film. It has already garnered numerous Golden Globe and British award nominations. The Academy Awards will undoubtedly do the same. Colin Farrell’s best performance since In Bruges.
Movie 2: The Chalk Line
A young girl is found wandering on a lonely road at night. She is traumatized and unable to speak. The couple that finds her takes her in until her parents can be found. This is a dark thriller with several twists and turns. On Netflix originally in Spanish. We watched the dubbed English version.
Movie 3: Mr. Harrigan’s Phone
Based on the short story by Stephen King, a young boy befriends an older billionaire. He spends three days a week reading books to him and explaining how to use an iPhone. The ‘coming of age ghost story’ is slow to develop but keeps your interest. Always good to see Donald Sutherland who does not disappoint. On Netflix.