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Michael Shannon

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  • Venice Film Review: '99 Homes'

    The number of properties referred to in the title of Ramin Bahrani's fifth feature may have a literal narrative significance, but it must also refer to the population percentage routinely branded as the victims of Occupy-era economic downturn. The...
  • Venice Film Review: Ramin Bahrani's '99 Homes'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The number of properties referred to in the title of Ramin Bahrani's fifth feature may have a literal narrative significance, but it must also refer to the population percentage routinely branded as the victims of Occupy-era...
  • Variety Picks 10 Actors to Watch for 2014

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Variety has announced its annual list of 10 Actors to Watch, an honor the publication has been bestowing since 1998. Past honorees include many future Oscar-winners and nominees such as Adrien Brody, Taraji P. Henson,...
  • 'Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer' Director Returns to Horror Genre

    Nearly 25 years have passed since John McNaughton's landmark true-crime horror film "Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer" snuck into U.S. theaters -- and that itself was long after its 1986 festival premiere, a protracted tussle with the MPAA accounting...
  • Film review: 'They Came Together' a parody party

    Film review: 'They Came Together' a parody party
    David Wain’s “They Came Together” identifies the tropes of the romantic comedy with uncommon acuity. If only it would stop winking so much. Wain has made his film with an enviable collection of funny people. It stars Paul Rudd and...
  • Film review: 'They Came Together' a parody party

    David Wain's "They Came Together" identifies the tropes of the romantic comedy with uncommon acuity. If only it would stop winking so much. Wain has made his film with an enviable collection of funny people. It stars Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler as the...
  • Film Review: 'The Harvest'

    Horror movies have given us no shortage of overprotective mothers over the years, though Samantha Morton takes that archetype to new extremes in "The Harvest," a powerful coming-of-ager with the potential both to scar and strengthen the psyches of an...
  • Toronto Film Festival Lineup Includes Denzel Washington's 'Equalizer,' Kate Winslet's 'A Little Chaos'

    The Toronto Film Festival has announced more than 40 titles -- a mix of awards contenders, star-powered indies, and international arthouse fare -- screening in its Gala and Special Presentations program this September, including Denzel Washington's "The...
  • EOne Goes Toe to Toe With Hollywood Majors in U.K.

    LONDON -- Entertainment One is well-placed to retain its position as the U.K.'s top independent distributor after a strong first half of the year, and a muscular slate for the remaining months. But, as Alex Hamilton, managing director, eOne Films U.K.,...
  • Review: 'They Came Together' ★★★

    Review: 'They Came Together' ★★&#9733
    The agreeable romantic-comedy critique "They Came Together" is occasionally very funny, and moderately funny the rest of the time. In mathematical terms that adds up to pretty funny or "funny enough." Director David Wain has worked in genre spoofs and...
  • Darko Tresnjak's Post-Tony Award Win Agenda

    Darko Tresnjak's Post-Tony Award Win Agenda
    So Darko Tresnjak, you’ve just won a Tony Award for outstanding director of a musical, what are you going to do now? No, not go to Disney World, especially after your show “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” beat out “...
  • Meet Melissa Veal, wig maker at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

    Meet Melissa Veal, wig maker at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
    Maloo wears a purple shawl and granny glasses. Her hair, very important in the context of this story, is short, white, cute and swoops backward. She's 52, a native of Canada and warm. She keeps a coon hound curled at her feet and is prone to saying things...