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 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

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

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 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

Poster for Brad's Status

Brad's Status

4.0

2017, Drama, Comedy

The dramedy carries a message, a fair and good one mind you, but one that will, unfortunately, fall on multiple deaf ears.

2017.09.15

Poster for The Villainess

The Villainess

6.0

2017, Drama, Action

Missing clear substance to go with all of this style.

2017.09.14

Poster for mother!

mother!

6.0

2017, Drama, Horror, Mystery

Begs endless questioning. Still, surviving and absorbing the film becomes a maddening experience.

2017.09.13

Poster for Viceroy's House

Viceroy's House

4.0

2017, Drama, History

The Shakespearean love story angle comes across as conveniently nosey and unnecessary next to the bigger global picture...

2017.09.11

Poster for Crown Heights

Crown Heights

8.0

2017, Drama

With restrained focus and narrative efficiency, it shoulders a sobering presence to both impress and inspire.

2017.09.02

Poster for The Other Place

The Other Place

8.0

2017, Drama, Crime

A red-hot poker prodding for provocative reactions.

2017.08.30

Poster for The Long Night of Francisco Sanctis

The Long Night of Francisco Sanctis

6.0

2017, Drama

Displays an astute microcosm experience of such disquiet and paranoia.

2017.08.30

Poster for Logan Lucky

Logan Lucky

8.0

2017, Drama, Action, Comedy, Crime

Because everything derivative is done with so much spunk, sizzle, and precision, the end result is still a bountiful amusement of zesty kicks.

2017.08.16

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