UNDERRATED: 'Take Shelter'

Frequently referenced in relation to the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVHST000005" title="Academy Awards" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/academy-awards-EVHST000005.topic">Academy Awards</a> snub of star <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB0004500" title="Michael Shannon" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/michael-shannon-PECLB0004500.topic">Michael Shannon</a> (also seen as the square-jawed Fed in HBO's <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ENTTV00000732" title="Boardwalk Empire (tv program)" href="/topic/entertainment/television/boardwalk-empire-%28tv-program%29-ENTTV00000732.topic">"Boardwalk Empire"</a>), this film is an affecting experience in its own right. Shannon's powerful portrayal of a man either in the grips of mental illness or wild apocalyptic visions gets burned into your memory, but the impact of those surreal turns in writer-director Jeff Nichols' hands is every bit as enduring.

( Sony Pictures Classics )

Frequently referenced in relation to the Academy Awards snub of star Michael Shannon (also seen as the square-jawed Fed in HBO's "Boardwalk Empire"), this film is an affecting experience in its own right. Shannon's powerful portrayal of a man either in the grips of mental illness or wild apocalyptic visions gets burned into your memory, but the impact of those surreal turns in writer-director Jeff Nichols' hands is every bit as enduring.

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