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The wild card – Safe House review

Safe House – Starring Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds and Brendan Gleeson. Directed by Daniel Espinosa. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. Safe House has a lot of elements that – stirred together, and sugared to taste – could be expected to produce something of fairly compelling quality. Reliable leads in Denzel Washington (employing his eternally popular […]

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Bloody glee – The Guard review

The Guard – Starring Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle and Mark Strong. Directed by John Michael McDonagh. Rated MA. Originally published July 24, 2011. By Simon Miraudo. This review was first run during the Melbourne International Film Festival. The Guard is now screening nationally. Here’s an understatement: Brendan Gleeson is one of the most reliable and enjoyable actors […]

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Interview: John Michael McDonagh (director of The Guard)

Interview – John Michael McDonagh (director of The Guard). By Simon Miraudo. It was hardly a surprise to discover John Michael McDonagh had just as sharp a tongue as his brother Martin (In Bruges) in his feature film debut The Guard. It was truly refreshing, however, to see some of the family’s trademark barbs being […]

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