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THE CURRENT WAR (2020)
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland, Matthew Macfadyen, Tuppence Middleton, Damien Molony, Conor Macneill and Celyn Jones. Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon.

Electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse compete to create a sustainable system and market it to the American people.

REVIEWS The Current War - Edison v Westinghouse - the ultimate grudge match with no winner

KNIVES OUT (2019)
Starring Daniel Craig, Lakeith Stanfield, Chris Evans, Michael Shannon, Christopher Plummer, Ana De Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Jaeden Lieberher and Katherine Langford. Directed by Rian Johnson.

When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death.

REVIEWS Knives Out - A whodunnit worthy of Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot

12 STRONG (2018)
Starring Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña, Elsa Pataky, Trevante Rhodes, Austin Stowell, Ben O'Toole, Navid Negahban, Jack Kesy and Fahim Fazli. Directed by Nicolai Fuglsig.

Set in the harrowing days following 9/11 when an elite U.S. Special Forces unit, led by their Captain, Mitch Nelson, is chosen to be the first U.S. soldiers sent into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission in response to the attacks. Leaving their families behind, the team is dropped into the remote, rugged landscape of northern Afghanistan, where they must convince General Rashid Dostum to join forces with them to fight their common adversary: the Taliban and their Al Qaeda allies.
THE SHAPE OF WATER (2018)
Starring Michael Shannon, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, Lauren Lee Smith, Octavia Spencer, Richard Jenkins, Sally Hawkins, Nick Searcy, Dru Viergever and David Hewlett. Directed by Guillermo Del Toro.

In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment.

REVIEWS The Shape of Water - An Oscar-winning fairytale for the ages
The Shape Of Water - A modern fairytale for the adults

LOVING (2017)
Starring Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Michael Shannon, Marton Csokas, Nick Kroll, Bill Camp, Sharon Blackwood, Alano Miller, Terri Abney and David Jensen. Directed by Jeff Nichols.

Defying the state of Virginia's law against interracial marriage, Richard Loving, a white man, marries Mildred, an African American woman, in 1958. The state seeks to end their union by first jailing and then banishing the couple from Virginia. Richard and Mildred spend the next nine years fighting to get home, taking their civil rights case all the way to the Supreme Court.
MIDNIGHT SPECIAL (2016)
Starring Michael Shannon, Jaeden Lieberher, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver and Joel Edgerton. Directed by Jeff Nichols.

A father and son go on the run after the dad learns his child possesses special powers.

REVIEWS Midnight Special - Missing a purpose

THE NIGHT BEFORE (2015)
Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie, Lizzy Caplan, Jillian Bell, Michael Shannon and Mindy Kaling. Directed by Jonathan Levine.

Ethan, Isaac and Chris have been friends since childhood, and for a decade, their yearly reunion has been an annual night of debauchery and hilarity. Now that they’re entering adulthood, the tradition is coming to an end. With one last chance to get together and determined to make tonight the most memorable night of all, these three friends endure a series of outrageous obstacles, trials, and misfortunes in their effort to find the Nutcracka Ball – the Holy Grail of holiday parties.

REVIEWS The Night Before - Three very naughty boys

99 HOMES (2015)
Starring Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon, Laura Dern and Noah Lomax. Directed by Ramin Bahrani.

In this timely thriller, when single father Dennis Nash is evicted from his home, his only chance to win it back is to go to work for Rick Carver, the charismatic and ruthless businessman who evicted him in the first place. It’s a deal- with-the-devil that provides security for his family; but as Nash falls deeper into Carver’s web, he finds his situation grows more brutal and dangerous than he ever imagined.

REVIEWS 99 Homes - A harsh reality

MUD (2013)
Starring Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Sam Shepard, Michael Shannon, Joe Don Baker, Ray McKinnon, Sarah Paulson, Paul Sparks, Jacob Lofland and Reese Witherspoon. Directed by Jeff Nichols.

Two teenage boys encounter a fugitive and form a pact to help him evade the bounty hunters on his trail and to reunite him with his true love.

REVIEWS Mud - Love and hate in the muddy waters of Arkansas

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