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Michael Shannon

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  • Spirit Awards: Oscar preview as 'Descendants,' 'Artist' vie

     
    “The Artist” and “The Descendants” will be vying for the top prize at the Film Independent Spirit Awards, which will hand out trophies in 14 competitive categories in a relaxed beachside ceremony in Santa Monica Saturday. Also...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Ray McKinnon relishes being the movies’ designated Southerner

     
    You can’t take a seat in a movie theater this fall without getting a load of that tall, gangly, drawling Georgian Ray McKinnon. He was the school teacher who lets the young hero get extra credit for taking care of an injured dolphin in “...
  • Orlando gets ‘Take Shelter’ Nov. 4, ‘Skin I Live In’ Nov. 11, ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’ Nov. 18

     
    An update for the folks who have been asking about the Cannes award winner indie “Take Shelter,” starring Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain, Shea Whigham and Ray McKinnon, and “The Skin I Live In,” the latest teaming of Pedro...
  • Movie Review: Take Shelter

     
    In days of old, they might have thought Curtis a prophet of doom, or possessed by the Devil. But since he's a modern working class Joe, drilling test holes for a contracting firm, these dreams Curtis is having provoke a modern response. Is he seeing the...
  • Reviews — mixed to positive for ‘Tower Heist’ and ‘Harold & Kumar’

     
    Well, knock me over with a feather. That's how surprised I am at the fact that more reviewers didn't enjoy “Tower Heist” and that more weren't bored and generally unamused by “A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas.” One is a caper...
  • 'Take Shelter,' 'The Artist' top contenders for Spirit Awards [Updated]

     
    Writer-director Jeff Nicols' apocalyptic drama "Take Shelter" and the black-and-white silent film "The Artist" emerged as top contenders for Film Independent's 2012 Spirit Awards Tuesday morning, earning five nominations each. Both films were nominated in...
  • This weekend: ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ best of fall, arrives; Jimmy Carter on ‘60 Minutes’; what next for Don Draper on ‘Mad Men’?

     
    A new TV season starts Monday, but HBO is upstaging the broadcast networks by rolling out “Boardwalk Empire” on Sunday. “Boardwalk Empire,” an epic gangster drama, dwarfs the 23 series joining the broadcast schedule. What do you...
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' recap: Meet Nucky Thompson

     
    Late in the pilot of "Boardwalk Empire," Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) peers into a fortune teller's shop, watching her read someone's palm. The camera frames him through the glass front door, the writing on the door standing out in front......
  • Will 'Boardwalk Empire' rule Emmys?

     
    Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese ("The Departed") helmed the first episode of HBO's new series "Boardwalk Empire," which debuted Sunday to rave reviews. Matt Roush (TV Guide) thought, "This instantly captivating period piece feels thrillingly modern...
  • ‘Boardwalk Empire’ review: HBO gangster drama is best of the fall

     
    Did you catch the premiere of “Boardwalk Empire”? It repeats at 9 tonight on HBO and at 11 p.m. Tuesday. Keep in mind: It's a 75-minute running time. The epic gangster drama dwarfs the 23 series joining the broadcast schedule this fall. What....
  • Poll: Can 'Boardwalk Empire' beat 'Mad Men' at the Emmys?

     
    Reviews of "Boardwalk Empire" are so positive that it's clear that the new HBO series about the mob world of Atlantic City in the 1920s will probably be a serious Emmy rival to "Mad Men," which has won best drama series for the past three years. But how...
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' recap: Putting the pieces in place

     
    The title of the second episode of "Boardwalk Empire," "The Ivory Tower," comes from a novel of the same name by Henry James, which Margaret reads in her hospital bed. The book, unfinished due to James' death but highly praised......