Have I ever told you how much I love Brendan Gleeson? Because, man, I do.
If The Guard is an attempt at a wry, re-imagined Western, Calvary is almost a modern giallo, alive with emphatic religious imagery, beautiful vibrant colours, rapturous locations, and ominous figures obscuring the identity of a would-be killer. The chief difference between Calvary and What Have You Done To Solange? is that no blood is shed until the final reel. McDonagh turns Lavelle’s calm Irish town into a wriggling den of thieves—and world-class thieves at that. Besides Walsh, the cast is rounded out by Kelly Reilly, Chris O’Dowd, Aiden Gillen, Dylan Moran, Isaach de Bankolé, and Gleeson’s son Domhnall.