Scandals about pedophile priests bring many to tears. In John Michael McDonagh's Calvary, a victim of abuse gets his day. No spoiler here. Make sure you are not late when you see this powerful, taut movie, which begins in a confessional. The camera is on Father James' concerned yet calm face as the voice on the other side of the wall tells of the horrific acts done to him as a youth. Our priest is innocent, but the voice tells him to get his affairs in order, to meet him on Sunday at the beach, where he will kill him.
That is the conceit that wraps around a story of an Irish seaside town, its eccentrics (including Bridesmaids' Chris O'Dowd and Game of Thrones' Aiden Gillen), our priest (In Bruges' Brendan Gleeson), and his suicidal daughter (Flight's Kelly Reilly), his child from marriage before he joined the pri...
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