Calvary opens in the confessional. Father James Lavelle (Brendan Gleeson) listens meekly to an unseen victim, who reveals he had been sexually assaulted by a priest years previously. He promises to return a week later, to kill Father James. The title, Calvary, refers to the area outside Jerusalem where Christ was crucified. McDonagh’s country town
The subtitle of the latest X-Men film, Days of Future Past, is meant to evoke temporal confusion, and the film, which jumps between the 1970s and the 2020s, does little to orient us within an increasingly inane, perspectiveless narrative.
Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street opens mid-commercial. A fatherly voice describes Jordan Belfort’s (Leonardo DiCaprio) Wall Street Firm in terms of “stability, integrity, pride”. A lion is shown traversing the office. It roars with financial authority. Our first real glimpse at Wall Street’s reality comes with the image of Jordan hurling a little