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directed by John Michael McDonagh, 2013

With his 2011 film The Guard, writer/director John Michael McDonagh demonstrated a black-comic sensibility that didn’t stray too far from that of his playwright/filmmaker brother Martin, he of… 66 more words


The Guard (2011) Review

Brendan Gleeson feels like he has been on the fringe of a recognisable, great actor for a while now. He is a solid, go-to character actor for both British and American movies. 444 more words


Calvary – take a pew for John Michael McDonagh’s dark comedic take on religion

The first line of John Michael McDonagh’s latest film (“I first tasted semen when I was seven years old”) sets the tone for what’s to come: bleak, dramatic and oddly humorous. 803 more words


MOVIE REVIEW | Calvary (2014)

“I think she’s bipolar, or lactose intolerant, one of the two”.

A small village surrounded by rolling green hills and mountains. A story revolving around a Catholic priest and the transgressions of the catholic church. 629 more words

The Guard




Stand straight and stand tall. 

Friday Favorite: The Selection

This post was also published as an assignment on my website for my online journalism class.

Friday Favorites is a weekly post where I share favorite books or series of mine that I’ve previously read. 465 more words

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This review first appeared in the Sunday Star-Times, 29th June 2014

It’s a funny thing. I came out of Calvary none too keen on the film, let me tell you. 625 more words

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