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Saturday, March 17, 2007

Sean Kelly

My Thoughts on The Wind that Shakes the Barley


Since it's St. Patrick's Day and I'm partly of Irish heritage, I thought I would check out this film about the Irish war of independence and the start of the Irish civil war.

At the focus of the film is the Irish Republican Army. At first thought, I thought this was the same IRA that would later do terrorist attacks in Northern Ireland. However, after a quick look at Wikipedia, I found out that this was the first of six groups to be called the IRA.

I don't want this to be a history lesson, so I will just say I thought this movie was very good. Especially worth noting, was the performance by Cillian Murphy, who over the course of the film went from being reluctant to join the IRA's cause to defending it at all costs. Personally, I found the character change haunting (especially since the opposite somewhat happens to his character's brother).

In the end I definitely enjoyed this film and I would definitely say it's worth checking out.

My Ratings:
IMDb: 10 out of 10
Yahoo Movies: A+ (Oscar Worthy)

Sean Kelly

About Sean Kelly -

Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described ├╝ber-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).