GLASS­LAND

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Di­rected by Ger­ard Bar­rett. Star­ring Jack Reynor, Will Poul­ter, Michael Smi­ley, Toni Collette, Harry Na­gle

Ex­cel­lent Ir­ish film from the direc­tor of

Pil­grim Hill con­cern­ing a young taxi driver (Reynor) deal­ing with an al­co­holic mum (Collette) in con­tem­po­rary Tal­laght. Shot on a mod­est bud­get, Glass­land is a mi­nor tech­ni­cal marvel. Piers McGrail’s smoky cin­e­matog­ra­phy makes some­thing oddly beau­ti­ful of the run­down vis­tas. The gifted edi­tor Nathan Nu­gent over­laps the shots with ur­gent re­straint. But it’s the per­for­mances that make it work. Poul­ter al­most steals it as the hero’s best pal. 15A cert, lim re­lease, 93 min

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