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Photos from the Jameson Cult Film Club Screening of Snatch in Galway…

The nice folks at the Jameson Cult Film Club were kind enough to send on these photos from their recent screening of Snatch in Galway. I have to admit I’ve a bit of a sentimental attachment to their unique (and wonderful) take on Snatch, as it was the first screening I attended. It’s also a movie that lends itself quite well to the fourth-wall-breaking celebrations that the guys do so impeccably. Anyway, here’s some photos from the first screening the gang have held in Galway. And here’s to many more.

Anyway, if you live in Ireland, and you want a chance to attend these screenings, just sign up for membership. The screenings are absolutely free, always a great time, and a great way to appreciate some truly classic movie.

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The Once Terrifying Hannibal Lecter: Upping the Ante on the Anti-Hero…

I have the pleasure of catching a rather wonderful screening of The Silence of the Lambs last week. It was a fantastic evening, not least because I got a chance to finally see the film on the big screen for the first time. However, it occurred to me on watching it that Hannibal Lecter was much more compelling as a character here than he would eventually become. With the (very debatable) exception of Brett Ratner’s Red Dragon, Lecter’s subsequent film appearances feel like they are missing some vital component. I like Hannibal more than most, but I think the character suffers when promoted to lead. The less said about Hannibal Rising, the better. I am more than a little wary about the upcoming television show, even if it does star Mads Mikkelsen. What happened? When did Lecter become so toothless?

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Jameson Cult Film Club: The Silence of the Lambs

I had the pleasure, on Wednesday evening, of attending the Jameson Cult Film Club screening of The Silence of the Lambs. Any excuse to see Jonathan Demme’s masterpiece is worth taking up, but this was a wonderful night for two reasons. The first is that fact that although I am a huge fan of the film, I had never seen it before on a big screen. I’d only ever seen it on home media. The second reason is, as you might expect, that the guys and girls at the Jameson Cult Film Club really surpassed themselves in creating a powerfully immersive experience.

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