International film historian Charles Barr charts a pivotal moment in Ireland’s Independence,
Never has Ireland looked so colourful and sunny as it has in this film.
Jimmy’s Hall – an offering from a film-maker who set a very high standard in Irish independent cinema with The Wind That Shakes the Barley, and a sad decline from that apogee.
The billing of the movie CALVARY as; ‘wickedly funny’ or ‘a black comedy’ is way off the mark for me…This partnership between Gleeson and writer-director John Michael McDonagh is a triumph….Gleeson’s Lavelle is a portrayal of genius proportions….
She is not naïve or simple or weak or out of touch. She is powerfully in control of her own life and who she is.