Synopsis: After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him.
Release Date: August 1, 2014
Thoughts: Brendan Gleeson is an actor that hasn’t ever truly gotten his just-due in Hollywood. Yes, he’s known as a dependable character actor with his gruff exterior and ability to play menacing or benign with a mere flick of his eye but often he’s on the sidelines, supporting the work of others. In 2014 Gleeson (Edge of Tomorrow, The Raven) gets his time to shine in Calvary and The Grand Seduction, and while I’ve seen the slight but pleasant Seduction I’m more interested in what sort of film Calvary will wind up being. You’d never know the film is being released as a black comedy in the poster above after watching the the trailer below…and that’s OK with me because it makes the film more intriguing to seek out so I can make up my own mind. With supporting characters Chris O’Dowd (The Sapphires), Kelly Reilly (Flight), and Aiden Gillen (The Dark Knight Rises) joining Gleeson in the confessional, this is one I’m looking forward to.