Kelly Reilly and Brendan Gleeson in Calvary


The McDonagh brothers have a knack for brutal black comedy, especially if Brendan Gleeson’s on board: under Martin’s direction, Gleeson was heartbreakingly fragile in In Bruges, horrifyingly abrasive under John Michael in The Guard. Once again working under John Michael McDonagh, Gleeson plays an old-school, tough-as-nails priest in Calvary. He’s received an anonymous death threat for abuse he didn’t commit, and he’s got until Sunday to track down the killer, out of a supporting cast which includes The IT Crowd’s Chris O’Dowd and Black Book’s Dylan Moran. If you’re keen for a double pass, hit us up at