"The Banshees of Inisherin" is a comedy of mortification as well as exasperation.

Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson are the 21st century's answer to Laurel and Hardy.

The actors display a chemistry and virtuosic interplay that recalls nothing so much as Comedy of Exasperation.

"Banshees" is set in 1923, and several times its characters discuss hearing guns.

The conflict between Colm and Pádraic serves as a handy metaphor for Ireland's Civil War.

One of the neatest tricks of the movie is how it leads the viewer to identify more with Colm.

"Banshees" has touches of tenderness that are sometimes ever-so-slightly confounding.

Farrell does some of his best acting with his furrowed eyebrows; Gleeson has a glare that's both a death-ray and an enigma.

Barry Keoghan as Dominic almost steals the movie out from under the leads.