The Guard

Dark-buddy-cop-action-comedy: a new genre is born
Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle, Mark Strong and Liam Cunningham
Directed by John Michael McDonagh

What's a veteran Irish cop to do? There he is, tending to his rounds of bar fights and domestic disturbances, stealing drugs off of car wreck victims, indulging in lovely imported visitors from “the agency,” thinking nothing of selling the IRA back their lost-and-found weapons. His sleepy coastal town isn’t the first place that you would suspect for a major drug deal to take place in. But ... more >