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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Number of movie reviews: 207 / 207


Poster for Mohawk



Proves big budgets are far from necessary to produce thrilling heat and an aura of tenacity.

25 march

25 mar

Poster for Paul, Apostle of Christ

Paul, Apostle of Christ


Hyatt’s film comports itself well to share these beliefs in an artful and compelling fashion.

25 march

25 mar

Poster for Journey's End

Journey's End


The most fitting and laudable word to compliment the Journey’s End ensemble is maturity.

22 march

22 mar

Poster for Flower



The challenge remains the wanton recklessness of the character arcs that make for a scattered story...

21 march

21 mar

Poster for Submission



Stanley Tucci is a cinematic treasure of sarcasm.

19 march

19 mar

Poster for The Death of Stalin

The Death of Stalin


Wears a giant badge of pride next to a tiny medallion of shame on its cinematic uniform on being banned in four nations...

18 march

18 mar

Poster for Colors of Wind

Colors of Wind


Asks a great deal of its audience for the allowance of disbelief.

14 march

14 mar

Poster for Beauty Mark

Beauty Mark


The compassion Doran's film stirs for economic and social challenges is genuine and resolute.

9 march

9 mar

The Photographer


Weaves an intellectual web to test these limits inside a unique psyche better than films ten times its length.

8 march

8 mar

Poster for A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time


A film that probably needed to stretch its world-building into a richly-detailed TV mini-series with a step up in maturity...

7 march

7 mar

Poster for Annihilation



You will undoubtedly get your mind’s worth and your money’s worth stepping up the cerebral challenge of this film.

23 february

23 feb

Poster for Game Night

Game Night


The premise may be innocent enough, but the hijinks that ensue jolt with their own sinisterly comedic glee.

22 february

22 feb

Poster for Rogers Park

Rogers Park


While the acting is inarguably impressive, not all of the chatty circles along the way maintain a strong interest level...

21 february

21 feb

Poster for November



Brims with allegory and is strikingly shot. However, the film’s compelling qualities never seem to match its obscene effort towards the art.

20 february

20 feb

Poster for Black Panther

Black Panther


Strides proudly and powerfully with every progressive step as one of the best MCU films we’ve ever seen.

14 february

14 feb

Poster for A Fantastic Woman

A Fantastic Woman


The film may not be entirely sweeping and captivating, but all can marvel at Vega’s lead performance of pure poignancy.

9 february

9 feb

Poster for The 15:17 to Paris

The 15:17 to Paris


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

9 february

9 feb

Poster for The Astrologer

The Astrologer


A trainwreck of a treat to behold...

1 february

1 feb

Poster for Bilal: A New Breed of Hero

Bilal: A New Breed of Hero


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

1 february

1 feb

Poster for 42 Grams

42 Grams


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

27 january

27 jan

Poster for Paddington 2

Paddington 2


A genuine delight on multiple levels.

10 january

10 jan

Poster for Hostiles



It is certainly cud to chew on with Hostiles.

3 january

3 jan

Poster for I, Tonya

I, Tonya


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

1 january

1 jan

Poster for Call Me by Your Name

Call Me by Your Name


Features tenderly audacious performances from the three main men.

31 december

31 dec

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