WAR ON EVERYONE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: John Michael McDonagh Stars: Alexander Skarsgard, Michael Pena, Theo James, Tessa Thompson, Caleb Landry Jones, Zion Rain Leyba, Malcolm Barrett, Paul Reiser, Stephanie Sigman. Irish playwright turned filmmaker John Michael McDonagh has given us a couple of powerful dramas with The Guard and Calvary, both of which were suffused with a strong streak of black humour and quirky touches. So it was with high expectations that I went in to the cinema to see his latest effort, the blackly comic crime caper War On Everyone. What a massive Continue reading

CALVARY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: John Michael McDonagh Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Dylan Moran, Aidan Gillen, Domhnall Gleeson, M Emmett Walsh, Killian Scott, Isaach De Bankole, Marie-Josie Croze, David Wilmot, Pat Shortt, Gary Lydon, Owen Sharpe, Orla O'Rourke. This film has one of the best opening lines for quite some time. "I first tasted semen when I was seven years old," an unnamed man tells Catholic priest Father James Lavelle (Brendon Gleeson) in the confession box. Father James listens as the man than tells him that he was raped by a Continue reading