Published: 08/04/2014 09:00 - Updated: 01/04/2014 12:15

Movie Of The Week: Calvary

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Calvary - Brendan Gleeson looking grim, as you would when you're told you'll be murdered in a week.

Release: Friday April 11

Starring: Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd

Synopsis: Father James Lavelle is issued with a death threat during Confession from a local who is giving him seven days to live. The “seal of confessional” means the Father cannot go to the police to help, so must reach out to his parishioners in the hope of changing the mind of the person who issued the threat.

Why You Should See It: An Irish black comedy about both Catholicism and small-town community, this is one of the most interesting films to come out in some time. It's not quite a who-dunnit, more a who's-gonna-do-it as Brendan Gleeson's Father James is put through the emotional wringer following his death sentence.

He's supported by a stellar cast – in addition to O'Dowd's overly-cheerful butcher, we have Dylan Moran, Domhnall Gleeson and Aidan Gillen in the supporting cast. Critics have been raving about this movie. I suppose you could say it would be a SIN to miss this. Eh?

I will never stop with the puns. Not. Ever.

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