Glassland (15) | Home Ents Review
Aug11

Glassland (15) | Home Ents Review

Dir. Gerard Barrett, 2015, 89mins Cast: Jack Reynor, Toni Collette, Michael Smiley, Will Poulter Writer-Director Gerard Barrett’s sophomore feature Glassland is a brisk and dreary kitchen sink drama set in an impoverished Irish suburb. It chiefly concerns nighttime cabbie John (Jack Reynor) and his tumultuous family life with his destructive alcoholic mother Jean (Toni Collette) and estranged younger brother. John spends most of...

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Glassland (15)  Close-Up Film Review
Apr16

Glassland (15) Close-Up Film Review

  Dir. Gerard Barrett, UK, 2014, 93 mins Cast: Toni Collette, Jack Reynor, Will Poulter Glassland moves at a glacial pace, but is never dull. The title hints at the fragility of each of the characters’ lives, and the environment which they occupy – they teeter on the edge throughout, always clinging to some semblance of a routine, or, failing that, escapist behaviours which numb them from their daily existence: alcohol, computer...

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