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Michael Shannon

Reboot Successful

by Ann Morrow June 19, 2013

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  Planet Krypton is heading for destruction. Rebellious leader Jor-El (Russell Crowe) prepares for the end by rocketing his newborn son to a life-form-compatible planet called Earth. The end is even nearer for Jor-El, though, when ...

A Model Sociopath

by Shawn Stone May 23, 2013

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  Michael Shannon is both chilling and sympathetic in this based-on-a-true-story crime drama about a hitman with a normal family life. Richard Kuklinski (Shannon) does his day’s work—shooting, poisoning, stabbing, and then dismembering the resulting corpses—and ...

Best of 2011: Cinema

by The Staff January 5, 2012

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Critic: Shawn Stone Best of 2011 1. Melancholia A lost soul (Kirsten Dunst, wonderful) is fulfilled by doom in Lars von Trier’s lovely—and often very funny—vision of a personal and/or global apocalypse. 2. Contagion Steven Soderbergh deftly evoked the horror ...

Doomed Prophet

by Laura Leon December 14, 2011

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My youngest child loves to pepper me with questions about everything from the old days, of which I apparently am an expert. Lately, this includes Bible stories. He is particularly fascinated by the plagues that ...