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 Coco

Coco

8.0

2017, Adventure, Animation

A visual feast with its heart in the right place.

2017.11.22

Poster for Wonder

Wonder

10

2017, Drama

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

2017.11.16

Poster for Justice League

Justice League

6.0

2017, Adventure, Fantasy, Action, Science fiction

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

2017.11.15

Poster for Lady Bird

Lady Bird

10

2017, Drama, Comedy

Feldstein, Hedges, Rush, and Chalamet offer exciting fresh-faced performances with a wealth of nuances in each.

2017.11.10

Poster for Last Flag Flying

Last Flag Flying

6.0

2017, Drama, Comedy

Does know to shut up when it needs to after laughing when it wanted to.

2017.11.10

Poster for Princess Cyd

Princess Cyd

8.0

2017, Drama, Love

The sublime polish and volume of empathy amid this film’s themes is utterly magnetic.

2017.11.07

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 Aos Teus Olhos

Aos Teus Olhos

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

2018, 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

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