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Posted by on Mar 30, 2012 in Kick-Back Friday

Kick-Back Friday: #197

Kick-Back Friday: #197

403px-THEGUARDposter.JPGThe Guard (2011): John Michael McDonough McDonagh, brother of Martin, directs the outstanding Irish character actor Brendan Gleeson in a wry, self-aware homage to the provincial Irish cop, or Garda. Gleeson is a highly unconventional officer who partners up with a highly orthodox FBI agent (Don Cheadle) to collar a group of major-league drug traffickers. Running jokes abound through McDonough’s McDonagh’s darkly humorous screenplay, including arguments about the street value of the trafficked drugs (half a billion dollars is $500,000,000) and local disappointment that the visiting G-Man is not from the Behavioral Science Unit.

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A native East Tennessean, Barbara Martin is a formerly practicing, board-certified neurologist who received her BS (psychology, summa cum laude) and MD from Duke University before completing her postgraduate training (internship, residency, fellowship) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She has worked in academia, private practice, medical publishing, drug market research, and continuing medical education (CME). For the last 3 years, she has worked in a freelance capacity as a medical writer, analyst, and consultant. Follow Dr. Barbara Martin on and Twitter.