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Michael Shannon

  • Elvis & Nixon (2016)

    King Shannon meets President Spacey Review by Robert Denerstein: Shannon and Spacey make a fine Elvis and Nixon. Really? Yes.

  • 99 Homes (2014)

    Garfield and Shannon flip 99 Homes Review by Robert Denerstein: Humanizes the devastation of the mortgage crisis

  • The Iceman (2012)

    Shannon stares into The Iceman Review by Marty Mapes: Fascinating killer doesn't generate enough interest

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Shannon's chilling performance keeps the movie's wheels spinning

  • My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2010)

    Michael Shannon, What Have Ye Done? Review by Marty Mapes: More Lynch than Herzog, story of murder and madness feels weird

  • World Trade Center (2006)

    Nic Cage gets trapped under the World Trade Center Review by Marty Mapes: Packs an emotional wallop. Thankfully, it's all earned and justified.

  • The Shape of Water

    Looking into the shape of water Review by Matt Anderson: Sally Hawkins' terrific performance makes it all work.

  • Premium Rush

    Review by Matt Anderson: In Premium Rush, writer/director David Koepp delivers a dud.