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Interview: Michael Shannon Talks THE QUARRY and Religion, Plus Lessons From Scorsese, Herzog, del Toro

Michael Shannon is, absolutely, one of the very best actors working right now in cinema, television and theater. A versatile performer, he has been a leading man (take his collaborations with director Jeff Nichols, Take Shelter and Midnight Special, for...

Watch Combustible THE QUARRY Trailer: Shea Whigham, Michael Shannon, Trouble

Pitting two of my favorite actors against one another, enacting a great premise with tension and turmoil on the near horizon? Combustible is what I call it. Shea Wigham and Michael Shannon star in The Quarry. Here's the official synopsis:...

Now Streaming: MODERN LOVE Invites Melancholy, Welcomes Sentimentality

John Carney ('Sing Street') developed the romantic anthology series from a New York Times column.

New DEATH NOTE Trailer: You're Going to Get Yours

Boy, I hope this is good. Directed by Adam Wingard, Death Note is heading to Netflix on August 25. The English-language version has the following official description: "Intoxicated by the power of a supernatural notebook, a young man begins killing...

Review: BOARDWALK EMPIRE S3E12, MARGATE SANDS (Or, Things Come To A Satisfactorily Bloody Conclusion)

It should have been longer. Yes, it's a criticism that is also somewhat praise in that wanting more is always a good thing, but after a full season build up to the inevitable, bloody confrontation that caps the third season...

Review: BOARDWALK EMPIRE S3E11, TWO IMPOSTERS (Or, The Body Count Mounts As Things Get Ugly)

Pack up the women and children, the guns are out and the boys have come to play. Actually, in the case of the sane woman - that would be Margaret Thompson - there's no need to pack her up, she's...

Review: BOARDWALK EMPIRE S3E10, A MAN A PLAN (Or, My Head Hurts Just Thinking About It)

It begins with whiskey, it ends with whiskey, and in between the Jeremy Podeswa directed A Man, A Plan neatly balances strong character work with extreme head trauma. In other words it's all you could hope for from an episode...

Review: BOARDWALK EMPIRE S3E09, THE MILKMAID'S LOT (Or, Nucky Stands Alone And Bible Camp's Canceled)

The entire world may not have turned against Nucky Thompson - his plan to bring down George Remus and, by extension, the Attorney General gets off to a lovely start, for one - but it certainly feels like it has...

Review: BOARDWALK EMPIRE S3E08, PONY (Or, That Gauntlet You Threw? Right Back Atcha.)

Been itching for the return of Nelson Van Alden? Wondering when and how a man as prone to excessive violence as Gyp Rosetti would strike back after the attempt on his life? Curious as to how a woman in the...

Review: BOARDWALK EMPIRE S3E07, SUNDAY BEST (Or, Forget Gangsters, There's Nothing More Dangerous Than Family)

Though we're just coming up on Halloween in the real world, it's Easter in Atlantic City and, criminals or not, that means everybody in the Boardwalk Empire world is taking a day off to spend time with family. By the...

Review: BOARDWALK EMPIRE S3E06, GING GANG GOOLIE (Or, Nucky's In A Fightin' Mood)

This sixth episode of Boardwalk Empire season three raises a number of questions, the first - and least consequential - of which is why the hell is Mickey Doyle still alive? Seriously, despite directly defying Nucky's orders and eleven men...

TV Review: BOARDWALK EMPIRE S3E05, YOU'D BE SURPRISED (Or, Things Are About To Get Very Ugly)

While things have been, on the whole, rather sedate and introverted through the first four episodes of Boardwalk Empire this season director Timothy Van Patten is throwing down the gauntlet in episode five. Pick a story line - virtually any...

TV Review: BOARDWALK EMPIRE S3E4, BLUE BELL BOY (Or, Nucky's Got Anger Issues And Mickey's Digging His Own Grave)

It's not exactly news at this point but it is becoming increasingly clear that the Nucky Thompson of this latest season of Boardwalk Empire is a world apart from the Nucky Thompson of seasons one and two. The one-two punch...

TV Review: BOARDWALK EMPIRE S3E03, BONE FOR TUNA (Or, Now Nucky Has Angst)

After taking last week off due to Fantastic Fest we return to our weekly look at HBO's Boardwalk Empire. Episode three of season three brings back the breasts with director Jeremy Podeswa promising to snap the show out of the...

TV Review: BOARDWALK EMPIRE S3E01, RESOLUTION Turns A New Page On A New Year

The world has changed for Nucky Thompson, the one-time treasurer of Atlantic City. Forced to take up arms himself against his one time protege Jimmy Darmody at the end of season two and betrayed financially by his own wife, Nucky...

TAKE SHELTER Review

In Jeff Nichols' carefully-composed, immensely powerful, and absolutely riveting Take Shelter, Michael Shannon gives a towering performance as Curtis LaForche, a loving husband, doting father, manual laborer, devoted son, and all-around good guy who fears that he may be losing his mind....

3 Clips from TAKE SHELTER

People have been buzzing about Michael Shannon's performance in Take Shelter since it debuted at Sundance last January. I finally got a chance to see Jeff Nichols's film at Fantastic Fest and can report it is well worth the hype....

Michael Shannon Does His Thing In The Trailer For TAKE SHELTER

Jeff Nichols' Take Shelter gathered a lot of momentum this past Sundance where Sony Pictures Classics snapped it up for U.S. release (this October), and just over the weekend it won top honors at Critics' Week in Cannes. And now...

Sundance 2011: Sony Classics Picks Up TAKE SHELTER

Well, there will apparently be no doom and gloom stories in the trades about how nobody is buying what the Sundance film makers are selling this year. Though the festival hasn't even begun yet there has been a wave of...

Sundance 2011: The End Is Near In Jeff Nichols' TAKE SHELTER

A wave of images has swept over the website for the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and none are more impressive than those for Jeff Nichols' possible-apocalypse film Take Shelter.  Michael Shannon appears perfectly cast in this story of a man...