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Susan Lynch Stars as Female Crime Boss in ‘Cold Blow Lane’ (Exclusive)

Susan Lynch Stars as Female Crime Boss in ‘Cold Blow Lane’ (Exclusive)
Susan Lynch, soon to be seen in Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One,” plays a sinister U.K. crime boss in British indie picture “Cold Blow Lane.”

Blue Shadows Films executive produced the film and is in Berlin, talking to sales agents about the new project. The shingle won a Crystal Bear at the Berlinale last year for “Butterfly Kisses,” since picked up by streaming service Flix Premiere as an original.

“Cold Blow Lane” follows the romantic and professional trials of Mary Henry, a small-time player in a London-based crime syndicate, with Lynch starring as the boss of that syndicate, a figure known as The Mademoiselle. Lynch’s film credits include “Enduring Love” and “From Hell.” On TV she was in “Apple Tree Yard,” and “Happy Valley.”

First-timer Penny Andrea writes and directs and Lorna Nickson Brown is producing for Swamp Light Prods. in association with Blue Shadows Films, whose co-founder Merlin Merton said: “We’re delighted
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‘Bad Day For the Cut’ Review

Stars: Nigel O’Neill, Susan Lynch, Józef Pawlowski, Stuart Graham, David Pearse, Anna Próchniak, Stella McCusker, Ian McElhinney, Brian Milligan, Shashi Rami, Lalor Roddy, Ryan McParland | Written by Chris Baugh, Brendan Mullin | Directed by Chris Baugh

Northern Ireland is pretty well known for having its fair share of “troubles” and as such makes for a pretty bleak backdrop to a dark, twisted and, at times, awkwardly funny tale of revenge, a camper van road trip, suicide and the murder of a mans mother… First rule of being a baddie, don’t mess with another guys mother, especially the quiet farmer type.

Donal (Nigel O’Neill) is a quiet lonesome farmer still living at home in a quiet Irish village with his mother (yes, his mother) Florence (Stella McCusker) . Donal spends his days fixing up the farm and drinking himself to sleep. When we meet him the only real thing he
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Watch an exclusive clip from revenge thriller Bad Day for the Cut

Ahead of its UK release this coming Monday, we’ve got our hands on a rather tense exclusive clip from the gritty and violent revenge thriller Bad Day for the Cut from writer-director Chris Baugh. Watch it below, or check it out over on our YouTube channel…

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Donal (Nigel O’Neill) is a farmer who still lives at home in a little Irish village with his mother, Florence (Stella McCusker). He works the fields during the day and drinks in the local pub at night. He seems content with a simple, quiet life. The only sense we get of his wish for something more is an old campervan, which he has lovingly restored.

When Florence is killed in an apparent home invasion, Donal sets off for Belfast in the little red van, looking for revenge. What he finds is
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Full Trailer Arrives For ‘The Secret Scripture’ With Rooney Mara

We caught this film a little while back (at 2016’s BFI London Film Festival), and like quite a bit of what Jim Sheridan was trying to do. The Secret Scripture focuses on the literary work of Sebastian Barry and his 2008 novel of the same name, and today, the full trailer for the movie was finally released.

We begin the film alongside Eric Bana‘s psychiatrist Dr, Stephen Grene who is summoned to a rural part of Sligo, Ireland to assess the mental state of seventy-something in-patient Roseanne McNulty (Vanessa Redgrave). Lady Rose, as she is referred to, has resided at the Roscommon Regional Mental Hospital for nearly five decades and, now that the property is set to be turned into a luxury hotel and spa, she must be relocated to a new facility, or, if the doctor deems her fit, be released. Aided by one of the nurses (referred to
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Movie Review – Away (2016)

Away, 2016.

Directed by David Blair.

Starring Timothy Spall, Juno Temple, Hayley Squires, Matt Ryan and Susan Lynch.

Synopsis:

Ria (Juno Temple) and Joseph (Timothy Spall) are both in Blackpool to escape. She’s trying to get away from her abusive boyfriend, he’s trying to escape memories of the death of his wife. When their paths cross, she won’t leave him alone and an initially grudging friendship develops. But what they’re trying to leave behind them just won’t go away.

Timothy Spall’s in his second odd couple movie in as many weeks. Ian Paisley to Colm Meaney’s Martin McGuinness in The Journey last week, he’s now a deeply depressed widower finding solace in the bottle against the shabby backdrop of Blackpool in Away. And it’s another film that relies heavily on its two leading players to keep the audience on side.

Somewhere along the line,
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Film Acquisition Rundown: Kino Lorber Picks Up ‘Dawson City,’ Magnolia Buys ‘Lucky‘ and More

Film Acquisition Rundown: Kino Lorber Picks Up ‘Dawson City,’ Magnolia Buys ‘Lucky‘ and More
Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.

Kino Lorber has acquired the North American rights to Bill Morrison’s “Dawson City: Frozen Time,” about the true history of a collection of 533 reels of film (representing 372 titles) dating from the 1910s to 1920s, which were lost for over 50 years until being discovered buried in a sub-arctic swimming pool deep in the Yukon Territory. The film tells the unique history of a Canadian gold rush town and how cinema, capitalism and history intersect.

“Dawson City” had its world premiere at the 73rd Venice Film Festival and North American premiere at 2016 New York Film Festival. The film also played at the BFI/London Film Festival and the 2017 Rotterdam International Film Festival, and screened Thursday at the TCM
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Well Go USA Acquires North American Rights to Bad Day For The Cut

Following a warmly received world premiere at Sundance (read our review), the uncompromising revenge movie Bad Day for the Cut has now been acquired by Well Go USA.

Deadline reports that Well Go USA has picked up North American rights to Bad Day for the Cut, and that a theatrical release is expected sometime this year. Here's what Well Go USA's Senior Vice President of Acquisitions, Dylan Marchetti, had to say about the feature film directorial debut of Chris Baugh:

"Bad Day for the Cut is an amazing achievement – it puts a spin on the revenge thriller that’s just so incredibly fresh. One review referenced both the Dardenne brothers and Jeremy Saulnier in the same sentence, and that sums up quite perfectly what Chris has accomplished here."

Directed by Chris Baugh from a screenplay he wrote with Brendan Mullin, Bad Day for the Cut stars Nigel O'Neill, Susan Lynch,
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‘The Secret Scripture’ Trailer: Rooney Mara is a Dangerous Woman in Jim Sheridan’s Period Drama — Watch

‘The Secret Scripture’ Trailer: Rooney Mara is a Dangerous Woman in Jim Sheridan’s Period Drama — Watch
The Secret Scripture” had its world premiere at the 2016 Toronto Film Festival. Now, the film adaptation of Sebastian Barry’s 2008 bestselling novel of the same name is ready for its big screen release this May. The film comes from beloved Irish director Jim Sheridan, who has six Oscar nominations to his name, for films like “My Left Foot” (1989), “In The Name Of The Father” (1993) and “In America” (2002).

Read More: ‘The Secret Scripture’ Trailer: Rooney Mara Checks Into a Mental Hospital in Jim Sheridan’s Drama

The film follows the story of Roseanne McNulty (Vanessa Redgrave), an elderly woman who has spent 50 years in a mental institution in Ireland. The film takes viewers into Roseanne’s past. As a young woman (played by Rooney Mara), Roseanne was involved in a love triangle between a fighter pilot (Jack Reynor) and a priest (Theo James) that had devastating consequences for all three of them.
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Sundance 2017 Interview: Chris Baugh, Brendan Mullin & Nigel O’Neill Talk Bad Day For The Cut

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Earlier this week, Irish filmmaker Chris Baugh celebrated the world premiere of his crime thriller Bad Day for the Cut at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival’s Midnight program. While in Park City, Daily Dead caught up with Baugh, as well as co-writer/producer Brendan Mullin and Bad Day star Nigel O’Neill, to hear more about their collaboration, the way they focused on the characters instead of just giving viewers mindless violence, and their thoughts on working with Susan Lynch (who portrays the film’s big bad, Frankie Pierce).

Read on for our Sundance interview with the trio behind Bad Day for the Cut, and look for more coverage from Sundance 2017 right here on Daily Dead.

Congrats on the film, guys. We’ve seen crime thrillers before, but I loved the subtlety of this one, and particularly I loved Donal, because he’s just such an interesting character to follow.
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Sundance Film Review: ‘Bad Day for the Cut’

Sundance Film Review: ‘Bad Day for the Cut’
A pile of corpses paves the way to revenge for a seemingly mild-mannered but resourceful-when-roused protagonist in “Bad Day for the Cut.” Chris Baugh’s accomplished debut feature manages to develop its own distinct flavor while fitting snugly into the general tradition of latter-day U.K. gangster pics, with their rueful humor, colorful characters and realistically nasty violence. This Northern Ireland-set thriller doesn’t quite rank with the most memorable of that ilk, but it has sufficient genre appeal to attract some sales and attention around the globe.

Graying middle-aged Donal (Nigel O’Neill) still lives at home on a small farm with his increasingly frail mother (Stella McCusker), forging a limited social life at the local pub and repairing cars on the side. He seems content enough, yet there’s a sense of life having passed him by that’s tweaked when, in exchange for some auto work, he
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Sundance 2017 Review: Bad Day For The Cut Confidently Proves Violence is Never the Answer

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“This is the third person I’ve buried this week.”

Violence begets violence. It’s a lesson we all (or most of us, at least) learn early on, and it’s a lesson firmly driven home by co-writer/director Chris Baugh in Bad Day for the Cut. His Irish gangster thriller pits an unassuming farmer against the ruthless members of a slick crime syndicate, and the results are both explosive and heartbreaking.

In Bad Day for the Cut, we meet Donal (Nigel O’Neill), a middle-aged man who lives at home with his mom, Florence (Stella McCusker), on their remote farm in the Irish countryside. He spends his free time fixing cars or drinking at the local pub, with nothing remotely out of the ordinary ever really happening in his quietly mundane existence. But one night, Donal discovers his mother brutally murdered in their home, and he sees a mysterious
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Heart-Pounding Trailer for the Ultra-Violent Revenge Thriller Bad Day For The Cut

I've got a trailer here for a new film called Bad Day For The Cut, which you've got to watch! If you like crazy violent revenge thrillers, then this is the movie for you. The story follows a farmer named Donal (Nigel O’Neil) who goes on a murderous revenge adventure after his mother is killed by some kind of organized crime gang. What follows is the journey of a man who won't rest until everyone involved with his mom's death is violently destroyed.

This film has a very gritty and hardcore look and feel, and it's set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this month. It's definitely on my list of things I hope to see while I'm there! It looks like it's going to be a wild and intense ride.

The move marks the feature film debut of director Chris Baugh, and it comes from a script written by Brendan Mullin.
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Revenge is Never Clean in First Trailer for Sundance Thriller ‘Bad Day For The Cut’

The first trailer has arrived for the ultra-violent revenge thriller Bad Day For The Cut, which will make its premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The feature debut of director Chris Baugh, the film follows Donal (Nigel O’Neil) who goes on a murderous quest after his mother is killed by some sort of gang (led by David Pearse). What ensues is a barrage of hammers, double-barreled shotguns, and fisticuffs in the wilderness of Ireland, all bound around the age-old concept of revenge.

Baugh also penned the script along with frequent collaborator Brendan Mullin, who have both worked on numerous shorts before taking the leap into Bad Day. Hopefully the film stands tall among some of its contemporary peers such as Blue Ruin, Kill List, and Taken. See the full trailer below, along with a neat poster and synopsis, for the film that also stars Game of ThronesIan McElhinney,
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‘Bad Day for the Cut’ Trailer: An Irish Farmer Avenges His Mother’s Murder In New Sundance Film

‘Bad Day for the Cut’ Trailer: An Irish Farmer Avenges His Mother’s Murder In New Sundance Film
The Sundance Film Festival premieres numerous films in and out of competition across many different sections — U.S. Dramatic, World Documentary, Next, etc. — but the one section that features films that defy convenient genre trappings is the Midnight section. This year, the Midnight section will feature new work from Annie Clark (a.k.a St. Vincent), Jeff Baena and the first feature-length film from Chris Baugh entitled “Bad Day for the Cut.”

Read More: 10 Surprises and Hidden Gems from the 2017 Sundance Lineup

The film follows Donal (Nigel O’Neill), a quiet, content farmer who still lives at home in a little Irish village with his mother Florence (Stella McCusker). But when Florence is killed in an apparent home invasion, Donal sets off for Belfast looking to avenge her death and discovers a secret for revenge about his mother that will shake him to his core. The film co-stars Susan Lynch
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Sundance 2017: Revenge Gets Messy in New Trailer for Bad Day For The Cut

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The murder of a grown man's mother turns a simple life into a blood-stained one in the new trailer for the revenge thriller Bad Day for the Cut, making its world premiere next week at the Sundance Film Festival.

Synopsis: "Donal is a farmer who still lives at home in a little Irish village with his mother Florence. He works the fields during the day and drinks in the local pub at night. He seems content with a simple, quiet life. The only sense we get of his wish for something more is an old campervan, which he has lovingly restored. When Florence is killed in an apparent home invasion Donal sets off for Belfast in the little red van, looking for revenge. What he finds is a world of violence and brutality that he can’t understand and a secret about his mother that will shake him to his core.
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Sundance 2017: New Poster & Stills for Revenge Thriller Bad Day For The Cut

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Starting later this week, Daily Dead will be providing live coverage of the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, and right now we have a look at a new poster and stills from Bad Day for the Cut, a revenge thriller set in the Irish countryside that is one of many films we'll be covering at the fest.

Synopsis: "Donal is a farmer who still lives at home in a little Irish village with his mother Florence. He works the fields during the day and drinks in the local pub at night. He seems content with a simple, quiet life. The only sense we get of his wish for something more is an old campervan, which he has lovingly restored. When Florence is killed in an apparent home invasion Donal sets off for Belfast in the little red van, looking for revenge. What he finds is a world of
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‘The Secret Scripture’ review [Lff 2016]

The Secret Scripture review: Rooney Mara and Vanessa Redgrave head up an impressive cast in this new adaptation of the 2008 bestseller by Sebastian Barry.

The Secret Scripture review by Paul Heath, Lff 2016.

The Secret Scripture review

Jim Sheridan returns to his Irish roots after an American sabbatical with the likes of Brothers and the previous Get Rich Or Die Tryin’. In his first film in his homeland since 1998’s The Boxer (has it really been that long?) Sheridan focuses on the literary work of Sebastian Barry and his 2008 novel of the same name.

We begin the film alongside Eric Bana‘s psychiatrist Dr, Stephen Grene who is summoned to a rural part of Sligo, Ireland to assess the mental state of seventy-something in-patient Roseanne McNulty (Vanessa Redgrave). Lady Rose, as she is referred to, has resided at the Roscommon Regional Mental Hospital for nearly five decades and, now that the
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Thriller from Northern Ireland Screen’s New Talent Focus underway

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Thriller from Northern Ireland Screen’s New Talent Focus underway
Exclusive: Production underway on thriller from The Survivalist and A Patch Of Fog scheme.

Principal photography is underway in Northern Ireland on thriller Bad Day For The Cut, which is backed by Northern Ireland Screen’s New Talent Focus scheme, which has previously supported features including Stephen Fingleton’s The Survivalist and Michael Lennox’s A Patch of Fog.

Bad Day For The Cut is the first film from production outfit Six Mile Hill and follows a farmer who seeks revenge for the murder of this mother and is drawn into a world of violence where he discovers a devastating secret about his family.

The film stars Nigel O’Neill (The Secret) alongside Susan Lynch (Happy Valley), Stuart Graham (The Frankenstein Chronicles) and young charges Jozef Pawłowski (Jack Strong) and Anna Próchniak (Warsaw 44).

The screenplay, written by Chris Baugh and Brendan Mullin, was developed through Northern Ireland Screen’s New Talent Focus scheme with Lottery funding
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High-Rise: 10 Towering Tower Block Movies

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Ben Wheatley’s adaptation of J G Ballard’s High-Rise takes the lift to cinemaland this week, hoping to challenge and freak out audiences with its mix of social satire and outrageous content. Tom Hiddleston stars in the avant garde director’s most star-studded and high profile release to date.

The tale is well-known in literary circles, but its setting is one the big screen has utilized to great effect many times. A tower block is always going to be good fodder for human stories, being a cross section of personalities piled on top of each other, producing frequently frightening results.

Comedy, drama, action and all-out catastrophe – vertical slabs of concrete have played host to all manner of scenarios over the years. Whether lined with gleaming chrome or covered in graffiti, upper class to lower class, there’s a range of accommodation to suit all tastes here.

10. Downtime Film
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BBC1 Review: Common Episode One

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Common BBC Jimmy McGovern

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The highly controversial Joint Enterprise Law caused a stir when it was revived in the UK because it enables the police to implicate sometimes unwitting individuals in criminal investigations. It was only a matter of time before Jimmy McGovern — champion of justice and the working class — got to work on a gritty drama based around the unpopular law.

Common began with naive teenager Jonjo driving his older cousin and some mates to get a pizza. Unbeknownst to him they actually planned to rough someone up. Worse still, things didn’t quite go to plan and an innocent bystander ended up being stabbed. Despite threats of recrimination from the killer, Jonjo opted to take the higher moral ground and promptly told the police precisely what had transpired. Sadly for him, the lead detective had an emotional attachment to the victim’s mother and he was determined
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