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    European Film Award Nominee Brendan Gleeson Deserves an Oscar for 'Calvary': Interview and McDonagh Video

    John Michael McDonagh's second film, "Calvary," which was grabbed at Sundance by Fox Searchlight and opened in theaters August 1, marks perhaps Brendan Gleeson's best performance to date among many others--now a European Film Award nominee and a potential Oscar dark horse. I talk to them both.

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Calvary' Opens Soft, 'Boyhood' and 'A Most Wanted Man' Expand Well, 'Wish I Was Here' Another Focus Flop

    Fox Searchlight's "Calvary" opened below expectations in its first theaters, given stellar reviews and TV ad support. "Boyhood" remains the standout as it quickly expands to over 300 screens, showing significant success with a promise of more ahead. Roadside Attraction's "A Most Wanted Man," starrin...

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    Calvary

    In 'Calvary’ Brendan Gleeson, as Father James, is a man left on his own to face a dark threat.

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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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