Episode 149: Martin & John Michael McDonagh


The Directors Club tries to live up to the first part of its name, as in this episode we take a look at two separate directors at once: English filmmaking brothers Martin ("In Bruges") and John Michael ("Calvary") McDonagh.  While they haven't officially worked on a film together, there are some fascinating connections of dark humor, empathy, faith, and a desire to subvert expectations that can be found when looking through their films together, from "Second Death" through the award-winning "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"


2:30 John Michael's "The Second Death" ("The Ghost In You", Psychedelic Furs)
9:43 Martin's "Six Shooter" ("Come As You Are", Nirvana)
22:05 Martin's "In Bruges" ("Bedlam in Belgium", AC/DC)
55:20 John Michael's "The Guard" ("Changing Of The Guards", The Patti Smith Group)
1:09:11 Martin's "Seven Psychopaths" ("Crazy", Gnarls Barkeley)
1:22:43 John Michael's "Calvary" ("We Shall Not Overcome", Frank Turner)
1:41:47 John Michael's "War On Everyone" ("War", Edwin Starr)
2:01:02 Martin's "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" ("The Sign", Ace of Base)