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Reimagining/Revisiting Exhilarating Old Times

Reimagining/Revisiting Exhilarating Old Times

from Harold Pinter

I sent the following quote to my theatre companion the day before we went to see Harold Pinter’s 1971 play, … 593 more words

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A lot of dark secrets can be revealed during confession. But what if you’re a priest and someone confesses they are about to commit a murder – yours! 398 more words


tv review - HBO's True Detective, season 2

Let’s get one thing out of the way first: True Detective Season 2 is written by the writer of its first season, but other than that it has nothing to do with Season 1. 716 more words



Brendan Gleeson stares in the bleak, but at times very funny, Calvary (2014). He portrays a priest, Father James, in a remote Irish village who has to cope with a depressive, suicidal daughter and a vendetta against him from someone in the local community. 257 more words


Calvary - ★ ★ ★ ★ DVD Review

I found Calvary to be an incredibly well done film!  Boasting an award winning performance by Brendan Gleeson (Best Lead Actor: Boston Online Film Critics Association, British Independent Film Awards and Irish Film and Television Awards) and award worthy performances by the supporting cast; it was a riveting story, with just enough humour to soften the darkness of it, and just enough darkness to elevate the drama of it. 694 more words

Movie Reviews

A role to play: Detachment in "Calvary" (2014)

People join monastic orders for many reasons, but in art a major reason appears to be the desire for solitude. In “Calvary,” writer-director John Michael McDonagh picks the Catholic priesthood as a staging ground for a kind of passion play in miniature–the examination of one man, Father James Lavelle (Brendan Gleeson), as he treads the strange, solitary boards of priesthood. 1,151 more words

Puffball (UK/Ireland/Canada 2007)

Nic Roeg was the subject of an interesting BBC 4 Arena documentary a few weeks ago and it seems like a good time to look at one of his films. 990 more words

British Cinema