Beyond Fest movie review: 'Banshees of Inisherin' finds poignancy in dark comedy

The Banshees of Inisherin, in theaters Oct. 22, is a strong tale about the finish of grown-up companionships.

As awkward as it can be to re-evaluate friendships in adulthood

writer/director Martin McDonagh mines the subject for bitingly dark comedy.

You can still see the McDonagh of In Bruges and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing

The intensity of the dialogue brings out more absurdity

such as when Colm gives examples of conversations with Padraic he considers a waste of time.

Colm takes drastic measures to threaten Padraic to stay away.

McDonagh lingers on some of the graphic human gore committed in the name of making a point.

Padraic ends up driving more loved ones away over his obsession with Colm