Movie reviews of Don Shanahan

These are all the movies and series that Don has reviewed. Read more at: Every Movie Has a Lesson.

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Poster for Paddington 2

Paddington 2

10

2017 | Adventure | Comedy

A genuine delight on multiple levels.

2018.01.10

Poster for Hostiles

Hostiles

8.0

2017 | Adventure | Drama | Western

It is certainly cud to chew on with Hostiles.

2018.01.03

Poster for I, Tonya

I, Tonya

10

2017 | Drama

Savvy styling is employed to tell this sordid biographical tale with deceptive flow and salacious wit.

2018.01.01

Poster for Call Me by Your Name

Call Me by Your Name

6.0

2017 | Drama | Love

Features tenderly audacious performances from the three main men.

2017.12.31

Poster for Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread

10

2017 | Drama | Love

The film could fill volumes of studies with its fascinating ruminations on a great many themes of all layers of meticulousness on display.

2017.12.30

Poster for Downsizing

Downsizing

2.0

2017 | Drama | Comedy | Science fiction

One will fail to find a genuine performance of dedicated clarity.

2017.12.28

Poster for All the Money in the World

All the Money in the World

10

2017 | Drama | History | Suspense | Crime

Chef de cuisine Ridley Scott employed his trusted and talented detail of sous chefs to mastermind this sharply effective thriller.

2017.12.28

Poster for The Post

The Post

6.0

2017 | Drama | History

Effective, but not affecting or truly demanding for a director, ensemble, and creative team of this caliber.

2017.12.20

Poster for Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

8.0

2017 | Adventure | Fantasy | Action | Science fiction

Something nonconformist and wholly compelling in quite possibly the richest and most expressive entry of the storied franchise.

2017.12.12

Poster for Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour

8.0

2017 | Drama | History | War

Builds its mounting prospects of calamity and clashes of dissension with polish and gumption...

2017.12.05

Poster for The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water

8.0

2017 | Fantasy | Drama | Love

This film will cause a turn-off point for some or a lightning rod of fascination for others.

2017.12.04

Poster for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

6.0

2017 | Drama | Comedy | Crime

McDonagh’s writing prowess elevates a premise that would fall flat as pure farce in other hands with a sharp edge for the honesty of consequences.

2017.11.30

Poster for Mercury in Retrograde

Mercury in Retrograde

4.0

2017 | Drama | Comedy

Smith has an impressive hidden gem on his hands and bigger audiences deserve to tackle this forceful drama first-hand.

2017.11.27

Poster for Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Roman J. Israel, Esq.

6.0

2017 | Drama

The respect and presence Denzel commands is unparalleled.

2017.11.23

Poster for Coco

Coco

8.0

2017 | Adventure | Fantasy | Animation

A visual feast with its heart in the right place.

2017.11.22

Poster for Wonder

Wonder

10

2017 | Drama

Gets everything right, from its timely messages and polished tone to its honest and affirming compassion.

2017.11.16

Poster for Justice League

Justice League

6.0

2017 | Adventure | Fantasy | Action | Science fiction

Comes across like attempted course correction done on that Etch A Sketch.

2017.11.15

Poster for Lady Bird

Lady Bird

10

2017 | Drama | Comedy

Feldstein, Hedges, Rush, and Chalamet offer exciting fresh-faced performances with a wealth of nuances in each.

2017.11.10

Poster for Last Flag Flying

Last Flag Flying

6.0

2017 | Drama | Comedy

Does know to shut up when it needs to after laughing when it wanted to.

2017.11.10

Poster for Princess Cyd

Princess Cyd

8.0

2017 | Drama | Love

The sublime polish and volume of empathy amid this film’s themes is utterly magnetic.

2017.11.07

Poster for Mr. Roosevelt

Mr. Roosevelt

8.0

2017 | Comedy

For every time she is funny on purpose, she is funny by accident twice as often, in a brilliant balance of dark comedy.

2017.11.03

Poster for Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok

8.0

2017 | Adventure | Fantasy | Action | Comedy | Science fiction

A highly satisfying blast with much to love above the silliness of it all.

2017.11.02

Poster for The Killing of a Sacred Deer

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

4.0

2017 | Drama | Horror | Suspense

Titillating ideas should titillate. Resonating themes should resonate. Neither occurs and madness takes over.

2017.10.27

Poster for Wonderstruck

Wonderstruck

10

2017 | Drama

Nothing short of a beautiful revelation and one of the year's finest films.

2017.10.26

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