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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 You Must Watch 'Calvary,' 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' 'The One I Love' & 'Moebius' This Weekend (TRAILERS)

    This weekend, you have no excuse not to get out to the movies, as one of the most satisfying popcorn films of the summer, and a gobsmacking Irish drama, hit theaters.

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    'Calvary' Director McDonagh and Brendan Gleeson Talk the Betrayal of Trust (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

    John Michael McDonagh's second film, "Calvary," was grabbed at Sundance by Fox Searchlight and opens in theaters August 1. "Calvary" marks perhaps Brendan Gleeson's best performance to date among many others--and a potential Oscar nomination. I talk to them both.

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    Interview: John Michael McDonagh Talks The Anger And Anarchy Of 'Calvary' And Beyond

    This Friday, a film featuring a motley collection of characters of dubious motivation centred around a costumed hero on a mission, will roll into theaters. That’s, right, we’re talking about John Michael McDonagh’s “Calvary” the complex, biting, pitchblack follow-up to the director’s more comedic de...

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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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    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 Can't Say the Right Thing in This 'Calvary' Clip

    Ever since it received raves at its world premiere at Sundance, we've been excited for 'Calvary,' the latest drama by Irish director John Michael McDonagh. This new awkward clip, featuring the dependably hilarious Chris O'Dowd, should hold us of until the film hits theaters in August.

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    'Calvary' Director John Michael McDonagh In Talks With Guy Pearce For Next Film ’War On Everyone’

    EXCLUSIVE: The U.S. may have a few more weeks to wait before “Calvary” opens on August 1st (our review is here meantime), but we were lucky enough to get to meet the director, John Michael McDonagh, of “The Guard” and “brother of playwright and director Martin” fame, at the Karlovy Vary Internationa...

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