Film Reviews

Knives Out (2019)

Starring: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Michael Shannon, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Christopher Plummer Director: Rian Johnson When wealthy mystery writer Harlan Thrombey (Plummer) is found with his throat cut after a family gathering, the police investigation is joined by famous eccentric detective Benoit Blanc (Craig). While all… Continue reading Knives Out (2019)

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The Shape Of Water (2017)

Starring: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg, Doug Jones Director: Guillermo del Toro A dark fairytale with homages to Hollywood's Golden Age, The Shape of Water is a gothic romance from Guillermo del Toro, the mind that brought us Crimson Peak and Pan's Labyrinth. It's the story of Eliza (Hawkins), a… Continue reading The Shape Of Water (2017)

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Nocturnal Animals (2016)

Starring: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher, Armie Hammer, Laura Linney, Director: Tom Ford Some people said that it was crazy that Tom Ford, the fashion designer and makeup mogul, wanted to make films too. And then he made A Single Man, and everyone sat up and took notice. Here he… Continue reading Nocturnal Animals (2016)

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Take Shelter (2011)

Starring: Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain Director: Jeff Nichols More and more, I'm becoming a Jeff Nichols fan. Perhaps especially when he works with Michael Shannon. His films are personal, subtle and emotional without being melodramatic, and are often about the human condition, what it means when ordinary life intersects with something bigger. In this film,… Continue reading Take Shelter (2011)

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Midnight Special (2016)

Starring: Michael Shannon, Jaeden Leiberher, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst Director: Jeff Nichols Jeff Nichols has made a name for himself as a very emotive and intelligent director,¬† with films like Mud and Take Shelter.¬†Here he earns more stripes as a man to watch, teaming up again with Michael Shannon to bring you a subtle sci… Continue reading Midnight Special (2016)

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Film Review: The Iceman (2012)

Logline: The true story of Richard Kuklinski, a hitman who killed over a hundred people for the Mob, whilst keeping his violent job from his family. Genre: True Crime Directed by: Ariel Vroman Starring: Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder, Chris Evans, Ray Liotta I saw this film again recently, when a friend and I were looking… Continue reading Film Review: The Iceman (2012)