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Martin Mcdonagh

  1. looks directly at camera
    Three Billboards Director Defends His ‘Deliberately Messy’ Racist-Cop Movie“We’re not making The Avengers. We’re trying to do something that’s a bit little more difficult and more thoughtful.”
  2. theater review
    Theater Review: Martin McDonagh on a Dying Profession, in HangmenThe writer of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri returns with his latest play.
  3. awards season
    Directors Guild of America Nominations Recognize Jordan Peele and Greta GerwigPeele also received a second nomination for best first feature.
  4. movie review
    Review: Three Billboards Unsettlingly Blends Eccentricity and TragedyWriter-director Martin McDonagh begins with a finely calibrated mix of melancholy and quirk, but it ultimately turns broad to the point of silliness.
  5. Guillermo Del Toro’s The Shape of Water Wins the Golden Lion at VeniceSome Oscar hopefuls got a nice boost on Saturday.
  6. Theater Review: BAM’s Bang-up Revival of The Beauty Queen of LeenaneIre in Eire.
  7. vulture reads
    Your Sunday Long Reads: Ke$ha, Marvel, and Hating the Beatles Another excuse to stay indoors. 
  8. party chat
    Michael Pitt’s Cat Killed a Rat. A French Rat.Also, the cat’s name is Crackhead.
  9. seven psychopaths
    See Photos From the Set of Seven PsychopathsWho looks nuttier: Farrell or Walken? (Like we even needed to ask.)
  10. Mickey Rourke Disses Another Director“He can go play with himself.”
  11. on broadway
    Martin McDonagh’s Back, Baby!The playwright will take ‘A Behanding in Spokane’ straight to Broadway.
  12. oscars
    Red-carpet Style, Live From the OscarsAll the looks from the Most Important Red Carpet Ever.
  13. chat room
    Martin McDonagh on Colin Farrell, Giving Up Playwriting, and Bruges“Plays are pretty easy to write for me, so I’ll probably knock one out this year.”
  14. In Which Colin Farrell Threatens to Put Us on Our Back, and We Like ItHe’s the quintessential bad boy gone good, and, even though he’s quit partying, Colin Farrell’s still got his weak-knee-inducing charm, as we learned last night at the screening of Martin McDonagh’s In Bruges, at the IFC. He plays Ray, a hit man who’s sent to the gothic Belgian town to sit out the aftermath of a killing. As with all Martin McDonagh productions, the characters have set moral standards and rules, some justifying murder and violence. One of Ray’s rules is that if someone comes at you with a bottle, you have to hit the person, even if it’s a middle-aged Canadian woman. We wanted to know former bad boy Colin’s lowest threshold for violence. “I’m not a very violent man,” he told us, “[but] ask another question like that and I’ll put you on your back!” he joked. “That could be misconstrued,” he added quickly, as we blushed. And since his character punched said Canadian while on a date, we asked about his worst-ever first-date experience, being a former Casanova and all that. “We [Irish people] don’t really date,” he said. “I can’t even ever remember ever having a first date.” Just as we thought: Colin just goes right in for the kill! —Fiona Byrne
  15. countdown
    Can Colin Farrell Resurrect His Career?Well, he’s working with Martin McDonagh, so that’s a start.
  16. Mediavore
    Theater-District Restaurants May Lay Off Workers; Where the Chefs GoAfter three weeks of declining customers, theater-district restaurants fear layoffs. [NYP] Related: Theater Strike Could Drop Curtain on Midtown Restaurants Chefs including Tom Colicchio, Nicole Kaplan, and Marco Canora reveal where they really eat in the city (think Wing Wong and Bellavitae). [Diner’s Journal/NYT] From the in-laws to the office party, a list of restaurants to turn to for every holiday scenario.[Strong Buzz]