I’ll be scribbling some thoughts about the Golden Globes on Monday morning, and there are reviews of Sicario and Spectre to come … in the meantime, enjoy this trailer for Elvis & Nixon, which looks fantastic. Michael Shannon is nobody’s first choice for a comedy, and the idea of him playing Elvis sounds like miscasting, […]Read more "Elvis & Nixon"
Like a superpowered alien with daddy issues, or a wealthy billionaire with a massive chip on his shoulder, the new trailer for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice has come brawling its way online. After teasing audiences for months with hints about what the new movie’s plot will be, Warner Bros’ new trailer makes the […]Read more "Batman V Superman"
by Niall McArdle Movie Rob’s Genre Grandeur Superhero month continues … here is a review I wrote of the woeful Man of Steel for him.Read more "Man of Steel"
Who are the greatest, most watchable character actors around today? Some are instantly recognisable. Some were once A-listers (or came close) who have matured into eminently watchable supporting players. Some should be bigger stars and seem destined to be only ever considered “indie darlings”.Read more "Just because you are a Character … the Greatest Character Actors of Our Time (updated)"
Another actor might start emoting as soon as the first storm-cloud arrives, but Shannon is a thoughtful, internal actor: he plays everything in quiet moments and hides whatever inner turmoil he has behind his large impassive face and with a soft-spoken voice.Read more "Take Shelter (DVD review)"