Get SF Weekly Newsletters

You searched for:

  • [X]Brendan Gleeson
Start over

Search for…

Narrow Search

Culture, The Exhibitionist Sarah Gavron Takes Us to Suffragette City

Sarah Gavron Takes Us to Suffragette City

Suffragette is a movie about women, made by women, for everyone. Chronicling the violent struggle for women's suffrage in the UK, the action-packed period drama opening Oct. 30 and starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep demonstrates…
@The Exhibitionist  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Film, "The Grand Seduction": The Charm of a Small Town Trying to Suck You In

"The Grand Seduction": The Charm of a Small Town Trying to Suck You In

Don McKellar's comedy The Grand Seduction is an English-language remake of the Québécois Seducing Doctor Lewis, with a few hints of Bill Forsythe's Local Hero. Tickle Head, an economically depressed Newfoundland fishing harbor of fewer than 150 people, needs to…
Tags: , , , , , ,
Film, "Smurfs 2": The Franchise Gets Weirder with Hints of Gang-Smurfing

"Smurfs 2": The Franchise Gets Weirder with Hints of Gang-Smurfing

Let's consider The Smurfs 2. PRO: It was actually shot in 3-D (rather than post-converted), the Paris locations are very pretty, and the film spends more time in Smurf Village than the original. CON: There's nowhere left for the story…
Tags: , , , , , ,
Film, "The Guard": Shaggy Dog Irish Cop Tale Thinks It's More Clever Than It Is

"The Guard": Shaggy Dog Irish Cop Tale Thinks It's More Clever Than It Is

The Guard is a shaggy-man character study, its subject Sgt. Gerry Boyle (Brendan Gleeson), a fiftysomething policeman in western Ireland. No by-the-book cop, he spends his days off romping with hookers and has no qualms about gulping MDMA from the…
Tags: , , , , , , ,
Calendar, Night&Day <i>The Secret of Kells</i>

The Secret of Kells

If there's an Oscar race that might be worth following this year, it's the one for Best Animated Feature. Out of nowhere, The Secret of Kells, an enchantingly old-fashioned Irish upstart about a medieval boy monk who dreams of illuminating…
Tags: , , , , ,
Film, More Adventures in Gangsterland

More Adventures in Gangsterland

No celebrity hairdresser should ever be allowed near Colin Farrell's eyebrows with a tweezer. His black, fluffy, glorious unibrow still isn't the prettiest thing about In Bruges — that honor falls to the Belgian city itself, known for its scenic…
Tags: , , , , ,
Film,

Man at the Top

The General Directed and written by John Boorman, from the book by Paul Williams. Starring Brendan Gleeson, Jon Voight, Adrian Dunbar, Sean McGinley, Maria Doyle Kennedy, and Angeline Ball. Opens Friday, Feb. 12, at the Embarcadero Center. Jimmy Cagney brought…
Tags: , , , ,
Film,

Zoom Lens

I Went Down Paddy Breathnach's gangster comedy is Ireland's answer to Pulp Fiction, only with less gore, more heart, and bigger laughs. Young Git Hynes (Peter McDonald) "went down" to jail for a crime he didn't commit, and lost his…
Tags: , , , ,