Monday, 20 May 2013
Lost thriller from the 1970s about a hit man who returns to Ireland to settle down only to get offered one last job. He refuses and the baddies go after him. Similar to Cry of the innocent: Shelbourne Hotel; Hollywood stars; bad direction; slow moving; shootout in the hills; airports; and zoom shots. Even Toner's pub makes an appearance! Writer Edna O'Brien appears but she can't act. The best thing about this movie is the way the characters are placed in empty streets, buildings, and countryside.
Title: The hard way
Rather sad article in today's Irish Independent newspaper about Ireland's most overrated female film director. She's been abroad...