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    Why Brendan Gleeson Isn't Your Average Leading Man

    Brendan Gleeson delivers a great performance as a priest dealing with his mortality. But it's not the first time the actor has wowed us.

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    Review: John Michael McDonagh's Inventive, Masterful Black Comedy 'Calvary'

    Something black and acidic runs through the veins of those McDonagh brothers; there’s just something not quite right with these lads...and thank goodness for that. Playwright and younger sibling Martin McDonagh made a splash in Ireland’s theater scene with his hilarious, tart, pitch-black plays and ...

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    Brendan Gleeson On Reuniting With John Michael McDonagh to Play a Good Priest in 'Calvary'

    Brendan Gleeson stars as a priest who is threatened with murder in John Michael McDonagh's "Calvary,' which opens Friday. The actor sat down with Indiewire to chat about the film and working with McDonagh again after their collaboration on "The Guard."

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    Brand New Indie Releases This Week: Brendan Gleeson Calls Out the "Calvary" and James Franco Takes a Turn in the Director's Chair

    In addition to probable expansions on "Boyhood" (300 theatres this week), "Magic in the Moonlight" and "A Most Wanted Man", new indie releases this week include Brendan Gleeson and Chris O'Dowd in "Calvary" and the James Franco directed "Child of God"

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    Review: In 'Calvary,' Brendan Gleeson Tries Sincerity on For Size

    John Michael McDonagh's Irish mystery finds Gleeson playing a priest suddenly faced with his own mortality.

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    Watch: Chris O’Dowd Has A Slip Of The Tongue In Clip From 'Calvary' Plus New Pics

    The accolades have been rolling in for John Michael McDonagh's "Calvary." It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January to solid reviews including ours which highlighted the "unwavering commitment to the intelligent thorniness of its themes" and the execution of the material brings "it soari...

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    Karlovy Vary Lures Hollywood, Inspires Wes Anderson

    It took me a few days to get the hang of Karlovy Vary. The first morning, as I headed off in the wrong direction from my quaint hillside Cajkovskij Palace Spa and Wellness Hotel, a helpful couple pointed me toward a deep staircase heading straight down toward the Festival Central at the mammoth Hote...

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    'Edge of Tomorrow' Review and Roundup: Cruise Fights Back in Dazzling Must-See Mindbender

    The reviews are in for Tom Cruise’s new star vehicle “Edge of Tomorrow,” and they are…well, pretty great, actually.

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    Review: Don McKellar's 'The Grand Seduction' Starring Taylor Kitsch & Brendan Gleeson

    Don McKellar’s “The Grand Seduction,” a love letter to the simpler things in life, is more charming than seductive thanks to the immediate expiry date of its emotional potency, but it’s a thrifty little film perfectly suited for family movie night. Location has become such a diminutive aspect in the...

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    This Week's Predictions & Analysis: Can "Edge" Cruise To Victory Or Will Teens Weep Their Way To #1?

    What looked a few months ago like a box office cakewalk for "Edge Of Tomorrow" now has all the makings of becoming a Game Seven overtime battle with "The Fault In Our Stars" this weekend. Toss in a "Maleficent" holdover for good measure and lo and behold we have ourselves the best box office slugfe...

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