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 The 15:17 to Paris

The 15:17 to Paris

4.0

2018, Drama, History, Suspense

Even with relaxing some standards for criticism, the outcome is amateur hour trying to pass itself off as prestige.

2018.02.09

Poster for The Astrologer

The Astrologer

4.0

1975, Science fiction

A trainwreck of a treat to behold...

2018.02.01

Poster for Bilal: A New Breed of Hero

Bilal: A New Breed of Hero

4.0

2015, Adventure, Animation, Action

Technical shortcomings aside, the influential and tangible messages emanating from the screen story conceived by Ayman Jamal are ever-present...

2018.02.01

Poster for 42 Grams

42 Grams

8.0

2017, Documentary

Nearly every portion of 42 Grams, edited leanly by David Burkhart, observes events as they transpired in their moments.

2018.01.27

Poster for Paddington 2

Paddington 2

10

2017, Adventure, Animation, Comedy

A genuine delight on multiple levels.

2018.01.10

Poster for Hostiles

Hostiles

8.0

2017, Drama, History, 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, Suspense, Crime, Mystery

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, 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

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, Suspense, Crime

The respect and presence Denzel commands is unparalleled.

2017.11.23

Poster for Coco

Coco

8.0

2017, 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

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