The Missing Person

Michael Shannon is money.

Few character actors are as strong as the two-time Oscar nominee; the mere appearance of his name in the credits is enough to interest me.

This private eye flick, which offers a nice twist on the genre, is one of his best, however.

Shannon plays a hard-boozing investigator handed a windfall, only to find said case will require him to look deep into his soul.

The man he’s tracking has created a new life after allowing people to think he was a 9/11 victim, setting up an ethical quandary for our dogged detective.

Complex case, stellar Shannon.

Take Shelter

It may not be the end of the world, but you can see it from here.


Michael Shannon, one of my favorites, is plagued by increasingly unsettling dreams and hallucinations, driving him to feverishly construct a storm shelter for a coming apocalypse.


His mother (Kathy Baker) suffers from schizophrenia, and there are hints son may be following mother down a rabbit hole of his own making.

Will he save his family, which includes wife Jessica Chastain and a young deaf daughter, or be their undoing?

Hunker down and wait out the storm as you prepare for the answer.