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Tuesday, January 17 2012

The Best Male Film Performances of 2011

In another strong year, crime and punishment take on heart and heroism for the right to be called 2011's best male film acting work.


Reviews

Tuesday, August 12 2014

Brendan Gleeson Plays a Sort of Johnny Cash of the Soul in 'Calvary'

John Michael McDonagh’s caustic passion play pits one stolid cleric against the whole filthy universe of base humanity, which demands he atone for the sins of the Catholic Church.


Wednesday, January 25 2012

This Isn’t Your Typical Straight-Arrow Police Officer: 'The Guard'

Brendan Gleeson never misses a beat as Sergeant Gerry Boyle, and his success lifts this clever film to a higher level.


Friday, July 29 2011

'The Guard' Is 'In Bruges'" Cousin

What makes McDonagh's film more than a stripped-down buddy comedy is Boyle's complicated character.


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