Thursday, October 11, 2012

In Theaters: "Seven Psychopaths"



“I don’t want it to be one more film about guys with guns in their hands,” explains Martin (Colin Farrell) of his new script Seven Psychopaths, which is also the title of the film he explains that in—a film written and directed by a man named Martin, so you can see what he’s up to here. Martin McDonagh is the fiendishly clever playwright whose last film, 2008’s wonderful In Bruges, was very much marketed as one more film about guys with guns in their hands, though it was far more compelling than that; same goes for this follow-up. It doesn’t quite match that film’s emotional core, but it’s an audacious and jazzy bit of motion picture puzzle-making.