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 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, Mystery

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

Poster for Suburbicon

Suburbicon

4.0

2017, Drama, Suspense, Crime, Mystery

Too much of that talent is wasted on asinine serendipity, aimless chattiness, and a social commentary that misses nearly every mark...

2017.10.26

Poster for Liquid Truth

Liquid Truth

8.0

2017, Drama

Frighteningly topical and entirely conceivable no matter the workplace...

2017.10.23

Poster for Goodbye Christopher Robin

Goodbye Christopher Robin

8.0

2017, Drama, History

A cinematic quilt collecting experiences from many different narrative themes.

2017.10.20

Not Yet

10

2016, Fantasy, Drama, Comedy, Love

Moves nimbly with an artistic design that seeks the cartoonish in a positive and clever way.

2017.10.19

Poster for Message Received

Message Received

8.0

Ratchets up palpable tension.

2017.10.18

Poster for Loving Vincent

Loving Vincent

10

2017, Animation, Drama, Mystery

A marvelous moving picture.

2017.10.18

Poster for Chasing the Blues

Chasing the Blues

6.0

Comedy

An easy and worthwhile short hike to climb.

2017.10.18

Poster for Marshall

Marshall

8.0

2017, Drama

An enormous victory of engaging movie entertainment.

2017.10.12

Poster for The Florida Project

The Florida Project

8.0

2017, Drama

A dramatic thumbnail depiction of a growing section of this nation’s culture that many may not want to admit exists, let alone condone.

2017.10.11

Poster for Our Souls at Night

Our Souls at Night

8.0

2017, Drama, Love

There’s a special simplicity to what Robert and Jane do that doesn’t require fluff, pomp, or melodrama.

2017.10.09

Poster for Lucky

Lucky

10

2017, Drama

The journey’s brevity becomes a satisfying delight.

2017.10.06

Poster for Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049

8.0

2017, Suspense, Science fiction, Mystery

May not have the volcanic fury of Sicario or the emotional punch of Arrival, but it resonates nonetheless on its own frequency.

2017.10.06

Poster for Te Ata

Te Ata

8.0

2017, Drama

Te Ata is the kind of story young women of today need to see, hear, and experience.

2017.10.03

Poster for The Young Offenders

The Young Offenders

6.0

2016, Comedy

Flabbergasted energy blasts out of both of them and it’s a hoot to watch.

2017.10.03

Emerald City

8.0

Drama

Hardscrabble set in the concrete jungle.

2017.10.03

The Dunning Man

6.0

Drama, Comedy, Crime

The film presents a seedy slice of Atlantic City calmed by nostalgic scene transitions of vintage footage of the city in its decadent heyday.

2017.09.28

Poster for American Made

American Made

8.0

2017, Drama, Action, Comedy, History, Crime

Cruise plays Seal with a relaxed range of agape befuddlement and southern charm.

2017.09.28

Poster for Stronger

Stronger

8.0

2017, Drama

Stronger’s touching tone carries unmistakable courage and inspires an unshakeable stir of appreciation.

2017.09.22

Poster for Battle of the Sexes

Battle of the Sexes

8.0

2017, Drama, Comedy, History

Quite the dramedy, showing the reverberations of pressure, passion, and responsibility placed on King’s stalwart shoulders.

2017.09.21

Poster for Rebel in the Rye

Rebel in the Rye

4.0

2017, Drama

Faces the familiar dramatization tightrope walk between sugarcoated hero worship and biting character study.

2017.09.15

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