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List-o-mania

Over the next few weeks Spooool will get list crazy on your ass as we come to the end of the year and everyone starts arguing about the year’s best film.

December reminds us just how much everybody loves a good list (especially Santa), and we’re no different. We’ll bring you a new Spooool.ie (December 17th is set-in-stone launch day, we promise) with our favourites from 2012 along with some other bits and pieces to round up the year in cinema.

Here’s our list from 2011 in case you missed it.

Martin and John Michael McDonagh.

And finally to get you in a listy mood why not take at look at the brothers McDonagh’s submissions to Sight and Sound magazine’s greatest film of all time poll. There are a lot of similarities between the two and might give us an insight into what we can expect from Martin’s upcoming Seven Psychopaths.

Martin McDonagh’s votes…

Badlands 1973 Terrence Malick
Citizen Kane 1941 Orson Welles
Godfather: Part I, The 1972 Francis Ford Coppola
Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The 1966 Sergio Leone
Manhattan 1979 Woody Allen
Matter of Life and Death, A 1946 Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger
Night of the Hunter, The 1955 Charles Laughton
Seven Samurai 1954 Akira Kurosawa
Taxi Driver 1976 Martin Scorsese
Wild Bunch, The 1969 Sam Peckinpah

John Michael McDonagh’s vote…

Badlands 1973 Terrence Malick
Lady Eve, The 1941 Preston Sturges
Matter of Life and Death, A 1946 Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger
Night of the Hunter, The 1955 Charles Laughton
Performance 1970 Donald Cammell/Nicolas Roeg
Samouraï, Le 1967 Jean-Pierre Melville
Sonatine 1993 Kitano Takeshi
Taxi Driver 1976 Martin Scorsese
Touch of Evil 1958 Orson Welles
Wild Bunch, The 1969 Sam Peckinpah
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Páraic

Páraic wanted to be a gangster as far back as he can remember. Brought up on a diet of films he was too young to be watching by his brothers, all things 80s teens thanks to his sisters and the classics by his folks he's turned into a well-rounded (maybe a little too round) film lover. Only recently discovering North by Northwest, he longs for a train journey with a beautiful blond.

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