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The Guard

dir: Steve McDonagh, 2011

I originally wanted to write this in the wake of watching director Steve McDonagh’s third effort, Calvary. Sadly, sloth got the best of ya boy and I ended up procrastinating like hell. 589 more words


Interview: Brian Gleeson (STANDBY)

Brian Gleeson stars alongside Mad Men’s Jessica Pare, in Standby.

I caught up with Brian to talk about the awkwardness of rom coms, the benefits and disadvantages of having a famous name and what the Gleesons are up to this Christmas.

Sarina Bellissimo

The Alresford Bypass (1985-6)

Construction work on the Alresford and Bishop’s Sutton Bypass started on 17 June 1985, and the official opening of the completed road took place on 17 December 1986. 675 more words



Calvary takes a significant proportion of the cast of The Guard, adds in some new faces, throws them into a small village and puts Gleeson into the role of Father James, a man who stoically attempts to help those around him even as they become increasingly hostile. 283 more words


The Guard

The Guard strikes me as the sort of film critics describe as ‘a gem’, a suitably non committal phrase utilised primarily when there is a clear realisation that something is good, very good, but when the writer has absolutely no idea really why that is the case. 229 more words