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  • REVIEW: 'The Night Alive' at Steppenwolf Theatre ★★★

    REVIEW: 'The Night Alive' at Steppenwolf Theatre ★★★
    The question of what you will feel like when you die — and, more specifically, whether you will actually feel like you are dead — suffuses Conor McPherson's "The Night Alive." The season opener at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company is another raw and beautiful entry in this great Irish playwright's stunning ongoing series of dramatic meditations on life, loneliness and the possibility of redemption.
  • 'Calvary' takes a funny-serious look at life and death

    It takes a moment. As "Calvary" opens, a small-town Irish priest sits to hear a confession. A few beats have likely come and gone before a viewer realizes that the image isn't cutting away, that the audience is being asked to watch a man listen. It's...

    Review: 'Calvary' ★★★

    Review: 'Calvary' ★★&#9733
    Scene: a confessional, somewhere in Ireland. The camera stays on Father James while an unseen male, the victim of clergy abuse long ago, speaks in seething tones about having "tasted semen" at a terrifyingly young age. Well, says the momentarily stunned...

    Film Review: Gleeson leads an engaging 'Calvary'

    Film Review: Gleeson leads an engaging 'Calvary'
    Christians can immediately identify the title “Calvary” as designating the site of Jesus’ crucifixion. Non-Christians are likelier to misread it and have thoughts of bugles and soldiers on horseback and John Ford films. Banish those...

    The Fruitful Partnership of 'Calvary' Team Brendan Gleeson and John Michael McDonagh

    Brendan Gleeson is an actor beloved by directors; he's collaborated with the likes of Anthony Minghella and Martin Scorsese. But perhaps no filmmaker has served him better than John Michael McDonagh, who cast Gleeson as the lead in the dark comedy "The...