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 November

November

4

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

10

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

2018.02.14

2018

Poster for A Fantastic Woman

A Fantastic Woman

6

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

2018.02.09

2018

Poster for The 15:17 to Paris

The 15:17 to Paris

4

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

2018.02.09

2018

Poster for The Astrologer

The Astrologer

4

A trainwreck of a treat to behold...

2018.02.01

2018

Poster for Bilal: A New Breed of Hero

Bilal: A New Breed of Hero

4

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

2018.02.01

2018

Poster for 42 Grams

42 Grams

8

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

2018.01.27

2018

Poster for Paddington 2

Paddington 2

10

A genuine delight on multiple levels.

2018.01.10

2018

Poster for Hostiles

Hostiles

8

It is certainly cud to chew on with Hostiles.

2018.01.03

2018

Poster for I, Tonya

I, Tonya

10

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

2018.01.01

2018

Poster for Call Me by Your Name

Call Me by Your Name

6

Features tenderly audacious performances from the three main men.

2017.12.31

2017

Poster for Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread

10

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

2017

Poster for Downsizing

Downsizing

2

One will fail to find a genuine performance of dedicated clarity.

2017.12.28

2017

Poster for All the Money in the World

All the Money in the World

10

Chef de cuisine Ridley Scott employed his trusted and talented detail of sous chefs to mastermind this sharply effective thriller.

2017.12.28

2017

Poster for The Post

The Post

6

Effective, but not affecting or truly demanding for a director, ensemble, and creative team of this caliber.

2017.12.20

2017

Poster for Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

8

Something nonconformist and wholly compelling in quite possibly the richest and most expressive entry of the storied franchise.

2017.12.12

2017

Poster for Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour

8

Builds its mounting prospects of calamity and clashes of dissension with polish and gumption...

2017.12.05

2017

Poster for The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water

8

This film will cause a turn-off point for some or a lightning rod of fascination for others.

2017.12.04

2017

Poster for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

6

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

2017

Poster for Mercury in Retrograde

Mercury in Retrograde

4

Smith has an impressive hidden gem on his hands and bigger audiences deserve to tackle this forceful drama first-hand.

2017.11.27

2017

Poster for Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Roman J. Israel, Esq.

6

The respect and presence Denzel commands is unparalleled.

2017.11.23

2017

Poster for Coco

Coco

8

A visual feast with its heart in the right place.

2017.11.22

2017

Poster for Wonder

Wonder

10

Gets everything right, from its timely messages and polished tone to its honest and affirming compassion.

2017.11.16

2017

Poster for Justice League

Justice League

6

Comes across like attempted course correction done on that Etch A Sketch.

2017.11.15

2017

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