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A Bunch of Five - Rachel Carey Irish film director Rachel Carey picks five of the things that matter.

A Bunch of Five - Rachel Carey

Irish film director Rachel Carey picks five of the things that matter.

by Lake, Film Editor
first published: September, 2021

approximate reading time: minutes

I only wish the bastard had managed to live longer so we could've had another book

Deadly Cuts, one of our favourite films of the year, finally has a trailer ahead of its release in Ireland and the UK in October. You can find the original Outsideleft review here. And back then we asked director Rachel Carey to be the first of what would become the ongoing series “A Bunch of Five” wherein folk select five random things that make their world go around. So here is Rachel’s list. And go see the film if you get the chance. It’s a hoot.

Gold Diggers of 1933
This pre-code gem has it all; sass-talking women sharing an apartment, showtunes, and rich saps being taken for all their worth. Truly, they don't make 'em like this any more.

Last Animals by A. Smyth
Full disclosure, I'm marrying the guy. But I genuinely can't get enough of his haunting, folky debut - guaranteed to make you feel something on every listen.

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Historical fiction is my jam, and the court of Henry VIII my favourite setting. I only recently finished the third book in this incredible trilogy following the rise and fall of Thomas Cromwell, and I only wish the bastard had managed to live longer so we could've had another book. 

Like most of the world, I've recently fallen in love with Superstore (which just came to Irish Netflix). It's hilarious and charming and infused deliciously with scathing commentary on worker's rights. Come for the will-they won't-they of Jonah and Amy, stay for Dina and Glenn.

The 40-Year-Old Version
I stumbled across this film on Netflix and was so glad I did. The story of an NYC playwright who attempts to reinvent herself as a rapper, it left me feeling sucker-punched by its charm and detail and a stunning central performance from writer/director Radha Blank.

Essential Info:

Film Editor

Kirk Lake is a writer, musician and filmmaker. His published books include Mickey The Mimic (2015) and The Last Night of the Leamington Licker (2018). His films include the feature films Piercing Brightness (2014) and The World We Knew (2020) and a number of award winning shorts.

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