Posts tagged "Michael Shannon"

Frank & Lola

Directed by Matthew Ross Starring Michael Shannon, Imogen Poots, Michael Nyqvist, Justin Long, Stella Schnabel, Rosanna Arquette and Emmannuelle Devos On UK and Blu-ray April 10th, 2017 Watch on iTunes or by Joanna Orland Frank & Lola is a stylish noir romance with a wonderfully brooding performance by Michael Shannon, and an equally infatuating turn […]

Venice Film Festival: Nocturnal Animals

Nocturnal Animals Directed by Tom Ford Starring Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher, Karl Glusman, Armie Hammer, Laura Linney, Andrea Riseborough and Michael Sheen Watch on iTunes or by Laura Patricia Jones Visually stunning cinematography, witty and gripping script, fast-paced narrative – it’s hard to know where to begin with fashion designer […]

Cannes Film Festival: Loving

In Competition Loving Directed by Jeff Nichols Starring Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Marton Csokas, Nick Kroll, Terri Abney, Alano Miller, Jon Bass and Michael Shannon by Joanna Orland Jeff Nichols has a distinct directorial style which he has carved out through his ambient rural dramas including Take Shelter and Mud.  It’s a dubious thought to […]

99 Homes

Directed by Ramin Bahrani Starring Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon and Laura Dern 99 Homes is out now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD by Joanna Orland Minimalist, realistic and dire, 99 Homes is a beautifully bleak drama pertaining to social class and the lure of the One Percent idea of privilege.  Intelligent script and direction […]

Meh of Steel

Man of Steel Starring Kevin Costner Not directed by Christopher Nolan In Cinemas June 14th, 2013 by Joanna Orland With headline writing skills like “Meh of Steel”, I should totally get a job at the Daily Planet!  (It was either that, or “S is for Subpar”.) Man of Steel is the latest superhero reboot, completely […]

69th Venice Film Festival – Update

I have been here for 3 days, seen 2 films (weak!), 3 press conferences, and  infinite weird things! The new Dennis Quaid / Zac Efron feature At Any Price was a disappointing Ambient Rural Drama (my new least favourite genre) about family and economy.  During the press conference however, it was being talked about like […]