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Film Review – Michael Inside (2018) (Watch)

Michael Inside

Independent film is quite unique around the world.  Smaller distribution companies such as A24 have paved the way for other small distributors to release features that eventually contend for many awards — including Best Picture.  In fact, 2017’s winner, Moonlightwas a famously cheap movie — the cheapest in the history of Academy Awards to win the most prestigious award, in fact.  The film industry is allowing such films to thrive with this new model, and Wildcard Distribution’s Michael Inside is a great example of such a scenario.

Michael Inside went on to dominate the Irish Film and Television Awards, getting nominated in categories such as Best Film, Best Director, Best Script, and Best Actor in a Leading Role and would even go on to win for Best Film.  The praise cemented the film as one to watch out for, leading to a theatrical release this year.

The following review will be spoiler free.

Analysis

For further discussion of Michael Inside and its themes, check out Director Richard Keaney’s video below:

 

To watch more content from director Richard Keaney, check out his YouTube channel FilMyWatchlist by clicking here.


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Nick Kush

A current young professional in the greater D.C. area, Nick founded MovieBabble in October of 2016 and hasn't look back since! Nick is also a member of the Internet Film Critics Society and the Washington DC Film Critics Association. You can follow Nick on Twitter @nkush42

6 Responses

  1. Can’t wait to see this when it becomes available. The direction of the movie seems more to my liking compare to what I usually see in movies based in, or about prisons itself. It comes off like it’s about leaving an lasting impact on the viewer than simply getting them absorb in a single moment. I look forward to it whenever I get chance to see it, especially the depiction of it story.

    • Nick Kush says:

      I’m with you on that one! I wish more movies would go after that aesthetic. It’s one of the reasons I can’t wait to see You Were Never Really Here!

  2. allyaldridge says:

    Sounds awesome – where can I watch it?

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