CALVARY

Directed by John Michael McDonagh

The actor-director pairing of Brendan Gleeson and John Michael McDonagh is easily one of the best of current cinema. The knocked it out of the park with The Guard, and they’ve done it once again here. The characters are wonderfully bizarre, chaotic and mysterious all at the same time, with the holy priest played by Gleeson stuck in the middle, trying to come to terms with a world trapped in hedonistic sin. It doesn’t have quite the bite The Guard did, but Calvary will be a film that will be remembered for it’s unrelenting and shameless courage.

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