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    Berlin: 'Black Coal, Thin Ice' Wins Golden Bear, 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Takes Jury Prize & Richard Linklater Best Director

    The curtain has been drawn on another year at the Berlin Film Festival, and in 2014, it looks like Hollywood made a bigger impression than usual when it came to the awards. While the big prize went to one of the three Chinese films in competition, elsewhere American indie faves took home some major ...

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    Sundance Review: John Michael McDonagh’s ‘Calvary’ Starring Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd & Kelly Reilly

    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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    Sundance Review: In 'Calvary,' John Michael McDonagh Tries Sincerity On For Size

    “I think there’s too much talk about sins and not enough talk about virtues," Father James says in director John Michael McDonagh’s second film “Calvary,” an Irish mystery-comedy hybrid. Echoing Montgomery Clift's Father Logan in Alfred Hitchcock's 1953 thriller "I Confess," the vested protagonist e...

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    Fox Searchlight Picks Up 'Calvary' In Second Buy of Sundance

    In its second big buy of the Sundance Film Festival, Fox Searchlight Pictures has acquired U.S. rights and some international territories to the Irish comedy-drama "Calvary," from writer-director John Michael McDonagh ("The Guard").

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    Watch: Chris O'Dowd Can't Carry The Weight Of The World In First Clip From Sundance Film 'Calvary' With Brendan Gleeson

    As the various Playlist team members assemble like Voltron in Park City, we're looking at our list of the 30 Most Anticipated Films Of The 2014 Sundance Film Festival, eager to start making a dent into it. And one movie that we'll surely be getting to is "Calvary."

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    Sundance Watch: First Trailer for John Michael McDonagh's 'Calvary,' Starring Brendan Gleeson

    The first trailer for John Michael McDonagh's "Calvary" has arrived, reuniting the director with his "The Guard" star Brendan Gleeson. The film, a dark comedy about a priest having some congregation problems, is set to premiere at Sundance. Watch below.

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    Sundance Trailer: Watch John Michael McDonagh's 'Calvary' Starring Brendan Gleeson, Kelly Reilly & Chris O'Dowd

    If you're a cinephile, December and January is one of the best times of the year. Not only do the meaty awards season contenders start playing at a theater near you, but Sundance brings forth a whole new crop of movies to get excited about. And with organizers unveiling their most promising batch of...

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    Chris O'Dowd, Kelly Reilly & Aidan Gillen Join Brendan Gleeson In John Michael McDonagh's 'Calvary'

    "The Guard" was one of the more pleasant surprises of last year, an under-the-radar little foul-mouthed dark comedy that featured something close to a career-best performance from the great Brendan Gleeson, and a sharp script from John Michael McDonagh, who demonstrated that he's just ...

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    'Bridesmaids' Star Chris O'Dowd, 'The Guard' Director John Michael McDonagh Up for IFTA Rising Star Award

    Nominations for the Irish Film and Television Academy 2012 Rising Star Award have been announced.

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    'The Guard' Writer/Director John Michael McDonagh Reteaming With Brendan Gleeson For Drama 'Calvary'

    Also Has U.S.-Set Comedy 'War On Everyone' And French Crime Flick 'The Bonnot Gang' In WorksReleasing a foul-mouthed black comedy full of thick Irish accents and taboo-busting jokes at the height of summer was always going to be something of a risk. But John Michael McDonagh's "The Guard" has proved...

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