What this fine piece is really missing is a film by Lenny Abrahamson. His films about modern Dublin — Adam & Paul, a blacker than black comedy about a pair of junkies trying to get their next fix and What Richard Did, a precisely calibrated arthouse drama about teenagers and a horrible accident at a party — are the best, truest films about the city made in the last two decades.
For all that I love Once and Sing Street, they both go for a slightly glamourised, even sentimental view of my hometown. Abrahamson is pitiless about Dublin. It helps that the films are great.