The McDonagh brothers of Irish cinema are both the antithesis of and spiritual successors to the Coen brothers. They may produce their own separate work. But they each retain much of the hallmarks of a similar formula by the Coens — that of a wit- and dialogue-driven, dark humor narrative.
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For an evocative exercise in imagery, Days of Heaven is both surprisingly and expectedly short in equal measure. It is worth noting that while not heavy on scenic diorama, it is light on dialogue and action also. The former is expressed with the help of deliberate editing, sending the film