Michael Shannon

Sally Hawkins is superb as a lonely cleaning woman in the new film by Guillermo del Toro. (Courtesy Kerry Hayes/Fox Film Corporation)

‘Shape of Water’ a gorgeous romance about monsters and outcasts

By now, many know of filmmaker Guillermo del Toro’s Bleak House, the…

 

Amy Adams carries “Nocturnal Animals,” a classy melodrama by Tom Ford. (Courtesy Merrick Morton/Focus Features)

Tom Ford skillfully weaves three tales in ‘Nocturnal Animals’

A wealthy but unhappy gallery owner who married for art and love,…

 

Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey are superb in the amusing “Elvis & Nixon.” (Courtesy Bleeker Street)

Fun, goofy times with ‘Elvis & Nixon’

A pop-culture moment recorded in a famous photograph -- the 1970 meeting…

 

From left, Joel Edgerton, Michael Shannon, Jaeden Lieberher and Kirsten Dunst  appear in "Midnight Special." (Courtesy Ben Rothstein/ Warner Bros. Entertainment)

‘Midnight Special’ director Jeff Nichols goes for emotion

Though filmmaker Jeff Nichols is not interested in sequels or remakes, he…

From left, Joel Edgerton, Michael Shannon, Jaeden Lieberher and Kirsten Dunst  appear in "Midnight Special." (Courtesy Ben Rothstein/ Warner Bros. Entertainment)
Ellen Page, left, and Julianne Moore star in “Freeheld,” based on a real-life, dying cop who fights for her pension to go to her partner. (Courtesy Phil Caruso/Lionsgate)

Same-sex rights story ‘Freeheld’ resorts to the rulebook

“Freeheld” dramatizes the story of Laurel Hester, the real-life terminally ill New…

Ellen Page, left, and Julianne Moore star in “Freeheld,” based on a real-life, dying cop who fights for her pension to go to her partner. (Courtesy Phil Caruso/Lionsgate)
Andrew Garfield, left, and Michael Shannon appear in “99 Homes.”

Garfield brings compassion to ‘99’

Following a pair of hit “Spider-Man” movies, Andrew Garfield has his first…

Andrew Garfield, left, and Michael Shannon appear in “99 Homes.”
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Riveting Michael Shannon boosts ‘Iceman’

Notorious criminals who inspire movie biopics rarely are colder or nastier than…

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