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Film Fest 919 Review: ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’ marks a return to McDonagh’s roots

“The Banshees of Inisherin” delivers McDonagh’s trademark black comedy and pitch-perfect performances in his most well-crafted film to date.

Review: ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ is an intimate, authentic look at queer romance

“Portrait of a Lady on Fire” plays out very much like the painting of a masterpiece. It takes its time, slowly sketching out the skeleton. Its movements are careful and tender. Eventually, the details are filled in, and all of the elements come together to create something greater than the sum of its parts.