Michael Shannon

Film Review: The Current War lacks the true spark to create any real power

March 19, 2020

One of the biggest film casualties of the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal has been Alfonso Gomez-Rejon‘s The Current War; a lavish period biopic which was surely due to be Weinstein’s great big Oscar hope of the 2017 season. After premiering at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival to a tepid response, Gomez-Rejon was furiously […]

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Film Review: 12 Strong (USA, 2018) is as dynamic as it is earnest

March 7, 2018

Depending how you look at it, 12 Strong‘s insistence on bypassing the usual heavy-handed political messages and overt emotional punches that pertain to war genre films will either be a welcome or rejected additive.  It’s a film that’s pretty standard (at least in comparison to genre greats like Saving Private Ryan and Black Hawk Down), […]

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Film Review: Nocturnal Animals (MA15+) (USA, 2016) is one of the best films of the year

November 9, 2016

Better known as one of the world’s greatest fashion designers, Tom Ford proves himself every inch the competent filmmaker with Nocturnal Animals.  Verifying his debut feature A Single Man was no flash in the pan either, Ford juxtaposes a relationship drama feature with a violent revenge tale in such an effortless fashion you’d swear you […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Elvis & Nixon (USA, 2016)

June 22, 2016

A journey following little more than what the title suggests, director Liza Johnson takes on her biggest task yet with Elvis & Nixon. It’s not easy to be trusted with the reigns of puppeteering acting powerhouses Kevin Spacey and Michael Shannon. It’s an even tougher responsibility to direct them embodying two of the Twentieth Century’s […]

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Michael Shannon in talks to star in new Guillermo Del Toro project, The Shape of Water

May 10, 2016

We bring you good news today! Guillermo Del Toro has a new film coming out and Michael Shannon is rumoured to be in talks to star as the villain of the story. The working title is The Shape of Water, a film set in 1963, in the Cold War. It follows a mute laboratory worker (Sally Hawkins) who falls in […]

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Film Review: Midnight Special (USA, 2016)

April 21, 2016

From Writer and Director Jeff Nichols, an emerging American auteur who has already slammed two home runs with the brilliant Take Shelter (2011) and the film which arguably reignited Matthew McConoughey’s career, Mud (2012), comes his most ambitious film to date – Midnight Special, which opens in Australian cinemas today. In Midnight Special – which […]

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Tribeca Film Festival bolsters line-up with Kevin Spacey, Tom Hanks and Katie Holmes

March 9, 2016

The popular New York film festival, Tribeca, has added some important  films to its roster this year. In it’s 15th anniversary, the film festival founded by Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal will see the premiere of 43 never before seen films. One of the most touted projects associated with the festival is Elvis and […]

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