There are times where I sound a bit like a broken record regarding a new film that’s coming out, and that’s because I want certain movies to do well. I am far more interested in the art of movies than in the business, but one of the ugly truths about being a film fan is that if you want to see more films like the things you enjoy, those things do well enough that more things like them are produced. It’s that basic. And so if I need to, I will occasionally beat the drum repeatedly because I love something.
For example, I sincerely hope Martin McDonagh has a monster hit with “Seven Psychopaths,” his new comedy starring Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Abbie Cornish, Olga Kurylenko, and Tom freakin’ Waits. I love the film, and so today I’ve got two different things for you.
First, we’ve got my final interview from the batch of “Seven Psychopaths” conversations I had during the Toronto Film Festival, and this last one is McDonagh himself, joined by Colin Farrell. Obviously, the two of them worked together previously on “In Bruges,” which has built a healthy cult following over the years since it was released, and there is a natural easy chemistry between them that is obvious from the second you sit down to talk to them.
It’s one thing to have someone tell you that their film is good, but I think it’s safe to say Farrell and McDonagh might be slightly biased. I think it always works best to let the film speak for itself, and so to that end, we have an exclusive clip for you today that is from the opening of the film, and I think it does a nice job of setting up this film’s brash sensibility. It’s not safe for work, though, and we’ve got it behind an age gate because it is a strong representation of just how colorful McDonagh’s ear for dialogue can be.
Here’s the clip:
I would once again direct you to my review of the film from the Toronto Film Festival, and then I look forward to hearing what you thought of it after it arrives in theaters everywhere this weekend.