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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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    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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    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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    Watch: First Trailer for Berlin Film Festival Winner 'Calvary' starring Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd and Aiden Gillen

    Brendan Gleeson stars as a priest on the run from a sex abuse victim seeking revenge in John Michael McDonagh's "Calvary."

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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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    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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    '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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