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 On Chesil Beach

On Chesil Beach

6

Tediously balancing easy charm with the uncomfortable gravity of unintended consequences...

23 may

23 may

Poster for First Reformed

First Reformed

8

The escalating tension is phenomenal, guiding heavy lessons and postures, all led by quite possibly the best performance to date from Ethan Hawke.

23 may

23 may

Poster for Book Club

Book Club

6

To those with appreciative tastes for the talent involved, they will find satisfying enjoyment in watching these women shine as they do best.

17 may

17 may

Poster for Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story

6

Welcome to most rambunctiously entertaining unnecessary movie you may ever like or love.

15 may

15 may

Poster for Island Zero

Island Zero

4

Light horror fans will find some clever chills and spills on Island Zero.

15 may

15 may

Poster for Deadpool 2

Deadpool 2

8

The flames are fattened, the bloodshed is bolstered, and the hail of hot lead is heightened as all of these wild elements compose a parade of profanity and dirty delights.

14 may

14 may

Poster for Tully

Tully

8

The results are gleefully glorious. Look no further than Juno and Young Adult.

3 may

3 may

Poster for The Rider

The Rider

8

Gorgeously shot and rare with rural vigor...

2 may

2 may

Poster for Shane

Shane

10

Carries itself with equal parts heroic grandeur and hardscrabble ethics that can still resonate and draw audience appreciation today, 65 years later.

1 may

1 may

Poster for Kings

Kings

2

It’s hard to see where any character, major or minor, in this film thinks about consequences before they act...

27 april

27 apr

Poster for Donald in Mathmagic Land

Donald in Mathmagic Land

6

Efficient and effective for education through charm.

25 april

25 apr

Poster for Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War

10

This saga’s newest peak is an expanse of scorched earth that stings, shocks, lingers, and satisfies.

25 april

25 apr

Poster for Disobedience

Disobedience

8

The culminating dreadful tension and high intrigue created by Weisz and McAdams is incredibly palpable...

25 april

25 apr

Poster for Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories

8

The frazzled and twitchy traits come forth from committed performances especially from the three case subjects.

19 april

19 apr

Poster for Big Fish & Begonia

Big Fish & Begonia

8

An excellent place for teens to soak in some much-needed empathy against the more mindless American animated offerings.

17 april

17 apr

Poster for You Were Never Really Here

You Were Never Really Here

8

Frozen by disturbing memories, the blunt object that is Lynne Ramsay’s award-winning potboiler is far more hulking than a quick death by bullet.

17 april

17 apr

Poster for Krystal

Krystal

2

It banks on mixing sentiment built on pleasantries laced with profanity.

13 april

13 apr

Poster for Rampage

Rampage

4

Johnson has the charisma and clout to hit the cinematic strongman game enough to make a terrible movie OK when it comes to Rampage.

11 april

11 apr

The Prince

8

A moving artistic interpretation of one of those such moments.

10 april

10 apr

Poster for A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place

8

Combining a slick creature-feature with a chamber piece of deadly silence that immerses the audience in compelling thrills.

4 april

4 apr

Poster for 1945

1945

6

Exudes strong themes of guilt across several points of view.

4 april

4 apr

Poster for Cold War

Cold War

8

Plays smart with its narrative development where wit wins over gross-out humor every time.

3 april

3 apr

Poster for I Kill Giants

I Kill Giants

10

Stands as one of the most unafraid and imaginative films of recent memory to portray the thorny truths of teen depression.

31 march

31 mar

Poster for Ready Player One

Ready Player One

8

Spielberg and company have created a grand quest with a marching band’s worth of bells and whistles.

27 march

27 mar

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