It was a banner year for Irish cinema at the Golden Globes last night. The Banshees of Inisherin won Best Director, Best Comedy and Best Actor – the latest in a string of awards season wins. You would think that an award-winning film written by an Irishman, featuring an all-Irish cast and shot in Ireland, would be a particular point of national pride. But no culture is a monolith, and some citizens of the Republic wonder if the movie is all it’s made out to be after all.
In a post on Reddit’s r/Ireland page, a user questions whether or not the award-winning script deserves all the fuss. Despite praising the look of the film and the acting, they categorize the script as “the usual Irish gob****terry”. Not exactly an Irish blessing.