All posts by Gary Shannon

Gary is a twenty-two year old Canadian who partakes in all sorts of sedentary past times (reading, video games, etc.), his favourite of these is watching movies. His love for the cinema runs deep and he is constantly trying to find new ways to engage and approach films (because films are constantly trying to find new ways to engage and approach people). He does this mainly through film criticism, which he sees as both a hobby and a crucial link between movies and those who want to understand them a little more.
  • Movie Review: A Man Called Ove

    A Man Called Ove, about an old widower learning to accept the world and the world learning to accept him back, moves back and forth, not seamlessly...

  • Movie Review: The Salesman

    Asghar Farhadi’s films are not merely experiences attuned to our emotional stimuli but broad ethical questions attuned to the 21st Century’s increasingly complicated moral climate....

  • Movie Review: The King

    No words meld in satire the way capitalism and hedonism do, the two ideas have been appropriated by filmmakers for decades but it wasn’t until...

  • Movie Review: Silence

    Like a good deal of Martin Scorsese’s films, Silence handles the subject of faith in a complex and humanistic way; Scorsese transmutes the torment, humiliation...

  • Movie Review: Paterson

    Paterson is an odd Jarmuschian stream of consciousness with an unmistakable feel for the ordinary. A few days in the life of bus driver Paterson (played...

  • Pan’s Labyrinth 10 Year Anniversary: Fairy Tales & Fascism

    Pan’s Labyrinth opens with a shot moving in a reverse: It’s night and a young girl lies on the floor as blood streaming from her...

  • Children of Men: 10 Year Anniversary

    Children of Men is the dystopic study of societal collapse, revolts, terrorism, class structure and urban decay with its only through-line being the chaos stringing...