My introduction to Martin McDonagh came via his 2008 film In Bruges, a film I liked but didn't love. Luckily, though, I liked it enough to seek out more of McDonagh's stuff—at which point I found his plays, a few of which have been put on by Portland theater companies. A Skull in Connemara, The Pillowman, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, and more or less everything else I've read and seen of McDonagh's has been more or less excellent. Aside from Mamet, there's exactly one playwright whose work I actively seek out, and it's McDonagh. Which means now I'm stoked about his new movie, too—partly just because regardless of what it is, I'd be curious to see what he does, and mostly because Seven Psychopaths looks pretty great.