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 I, Tonya

I, Tonya

10

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

6

Features tenderly audacious performances from the three main men.

31 december

31 dec

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.

30 december

30 dec

Poster for Downsizing

Downsizing

2

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

28 december

28 dec

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.

28 december

28 dec

Poster for The Post

The Post

6

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

20 december

20 dec

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

Poster for Lady Bird

Lady Bird

10

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

2017.11.10

2017

Poster for Last Flag Flying

Last Flag Flying

6

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

2017.11.10

2017

Poster for Princess Cyd

Princess Cyd

8

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

2017.11.07

2017

Poster for Mr. Roosevelt

Mr. Roosevelt

8

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

2017

Poster for Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok

8

A highly satisfying blast with much to love above the silliness of it all.

2017.11.02

2017

Poster for The Killing of a Sacred Deer

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

4

Titillating ideas should titillate. Resonating themes should resonate. Neither occurs and madness takes over.

2017.10.27

2017

Poster for Wonderstruck

Wonderstruck

10

Nothing short of a beautiful revelation and one of the year's finest films.

2017.10.26

2017

Poster for Suburbicon

Suburbicon

4

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

2017.10.26

2017

Poster for Liquid Truth

Liquid Truth

8

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

2017.10.23

2017

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