12 December 2013 8:21 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

With his second film, director John Michael McDonagh has quite a task in trying to create something that was half as memorable as his first: 2011.s howlingly funny comedy The Guard. And it probably didn.t help that his brother, Martin, followed up In Bruges with last year.s excellent ensemble crime comedy, Seven Psychopaths. Judging from the above trailer, though, McDonagh is headed in a more introspective direction with the dark comedy Calvary, and I can.t wait to be a part of its flock. For Calvary, Brendan Gleeson reteams with the director to play Father James Lavelle, a priest with nothing but inspiration and hope to pass to his overly troubled parishioners without appearing sanctimonious. Trouble comes to him in the oddest of ways when someone walks into the other side of the confession window and threatens to murder him for being too kind to people, giving him »

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