Movie reviews of Don Shanahan

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

Number of movie reviews: 497 / 497

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The shininess, so to speak, is an undeniably impressive and redeeming feature to a lack of implemented originality. Review

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2019-07-11

2019

Much appreciation is earned by Sean Fallon and Charlotte Burnett to deal with this weight in a frank, honest, and tidy fashion. Even in contracted form, the timing and pacing is excellent. Review

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2019-07-09

2019

Extra Innings challenge suicide with a very virtuous balance of wrought drama and disarming brevity. This is can be a hard watch, but an overwhelmingly heartwarming one as well. Review

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2019-07-09

2019

The Kris Bowers musical score and the soaring drone, helicopter, and action cam cinematography is eye-popping for the silver screen. Still and matching her Hollywood biopic, the soulfulness of Bethany Hamilton is the reason to watch this film. Her earnest thankfulness and her indomitable will are greater than the oceanic wonders. Review

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2019-07-08

2019

Foreign soil be damned, the honesty and harmony of hardscrabble is alive and well in Wild Rose. Shouts of anger and tirades of tears fuel the fights and the vocals churning from Jessie Buckley in what will stand as one of the finest performances of the year. Review

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2019-07-02

2019

. All of this is a downright blast and a big screen feast for a summer movie season that has burned more cinematic food on the grill than it has properly served. Review

8.0

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2019-06-29

2019

Turn the volume up and indulge in such wonderful reverie. Review

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2019-06-26

2019

The movie looks and sounds like a billion bucks. That said, story and purpose matter more than prowess at this point. Review

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2019-06-18

2019

Dangling the mysteries of the fallout from an off-screen cataclysmic event, the mental maelstrom of Starfish is eerie, imaginative, and highly impactful. Review

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2019-06-16

2019

Men in Black: International goes nowhere you haven’t seen three times. Review

4.0

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2019-06-13

2019

With spunky material, both actors show tremendous comic timing and moldable talent to squeeze the sugar and wring the acid out of these two potential partners. Review

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2019-06-11

2019

Young Lola Wayne Villa’s nearly solo performance is shattering. To put her in that position with poise, this is a bold and intriguing filmmaking effort from Amber Sealey. Review

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2019-06-09

2019

Try as it may, this second attempt is another impossible undertaking and unmitigated disappointment. Review

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2019-06-05

2019

Much of the method of Always Be My Maybe may be routine, but the resulting charm is unfailingly welcome. Review

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2019-06-01

2019

 The story of The Biggest Little Farm may be a niche, but it has the power to inform and inspire similar wellsprings of progressive innovation and change. Review

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2019-05-30

2019

The three-man editing team macheted the satiating slugfest we wanted with the bumbling calamities and preposterous survival saves of the people we don’t care about. This movie will have its loyal audience, but it is a creative step back for the MonsterVerse. Review

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2019-05-30

2019

The casting and performances in Aladdin are one step forward and two steps back. Review

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2019-05-23

2019

With each increasingly more expensive movie in this series, the hero and the action have become more relentless with every new threat. Review

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2019-05-19

2019

Much that transpires in Still Human disarms our sensibilities. The arc is plenty predictable but very earnest... Review

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2019-05-12

2019

High and low, dry and wet, close and far, and through every blizzard in between, Penguins presents this apprehensive newbie with education and entertainment combined together. Review

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2019-04-30

2019

As a micro-budget short film Trained is imperfect but endlessly interesting. Review

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2019-04-30

2019

Reeling in the wake of the perfect set-up of Avengers: Infinity War and answering every ounce of hype, Avengers: Endgame has accomplished that very feat. All of the prodigious forethought and fortitude has paid off. Review

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2019-04-23

2019

Beyond this artistic commitment and creative blend of genres, the messages of Stuck win over. Review

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2019-04-19

2019

The result may be painstakingly slow at times, but its grounded firmness is precisely its beauty. Review

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2019-04-18

2019

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