Michael Shannon 5 results

12 Strong Movie Review

Overcoming a different language and culture shock was only the start of the transitional woes faced by these solders. They had to quickly adapt to a way of life and harsh environment that was unlike anything that had experienced before. They were also tremendously out numbered by the Taliban and their sympathisers.   //   The movie plays out in somewhat standard war scenario form where they rise to the occasion and show both great bravery but also adaptive skills. Where ...

The Shape Of Water Movie Review

The film is set in the early sixties during the days of the Cold War and the look and feel of the sets and costume design envelopes the viewer in a not so distant past that now feels ages ago. The casting is exemplary and Michael Shannon as the creepy government man and Sally Hawkins as the heroine of the piece give very affecting performances. Hawkins sets a high water mark in a rich career as Elisa Esposito, a cleaning lady that has been left mute by a childhood trauma. Her ability to say ...

Special screening of The Shape of Water at Dendy Cinemas!

If I told you about her. The princess without voice . . . From master storyteller Guillermo del Toro comes THE SHAPE OF WATER, an otherworldly fable set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation.   //   Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment - a ...

Loving Competition

Written and directed by Jeff Nichols, the man behind the highly acclaimed film, Mud, LOVING tells the true story of a couple whose love would come to define a key moment in civil rights history.   //   Defying the state of Virginia's law against interracial marriage, Richard Loving (Joel Edgerton), a white man, marries Mildred (Ruth Negga), an African American woman, in 1958. The state seeks to end their union by first jailing and then banishing the couple from Virginia. ...

Freeheld Competition

Julianne Moore and Ellen Page as a couple who, in their darkest hour, take on the biggest fight of their lives. When police detective Laurel Hester (Moore) meets Stacie Andree (Page), they instantly form a connection. The couple fall deeply and unexpectedly in love, and before long, are building a life together. But when tragedy strikes and Laurel is diagnosed with cancer, she faces discrimination as government officials refuse to allow her to leave her pension, earned over 23 years of ...