Washington Square News

Tribeca 2016: ‘Elvis and Nixon’ Shames the Figures it Depicts

Tribeca 2016: ‘Elvis and Nixon’ Shames the Figures it Depicts

By Tony Schwab, Staff Writer

April 27, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film, Tribeca 2016

"Elvis & Nixon," starring Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey, recounts the story of the two men meeting at the White House.

Supernatural Thriller Falls Short

Supernatural Thriller Falls Short

By Tony Schwab, Staff Writer

March 21, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

Jeff Nichols' "Midnight Special" is thrilling sci-fi film starring Michael Shannon as a father on the run with his son, who has magical powers.

Relive the recession in ‘99 Homes’

Relive the recession in ‘99 Homes’

By Ryan Matera, Contributing writer

September 21, 2015


Filed under Arts, Film

Ramin Bahrani's latest film stars Andrew Garfield as a victim of home eviction and Michael Shannon as the ruthless realtor in this recession-era story.

Batman, Superman hope to rewrite history in latest flick

Batman, Superman hope to rewrite history in latest flick

February 11, 2014


Filed under Arts

Batman and Superman are perhaps the two most iconic fictional heroes of all time. But when it comes to the big screen, they exist in radically differing genres and carry entirely different reputations. Batman recently went through Christopher Nolan’s masterful trilogy, while Hollywood struggles with the Superman...

‘Iceman’ characters coldly received by audience

‘Iceman’ characters coldly received by audience

May 2, 2013


Filed under Arts

A killer with a conscience is a character done to death in film. But with the talented Michael Shannon as the titular murderer, one might think “The Iceman” would offer an intriguing, or at least entertaining, tale. Unfortunately, the only thing that makes this film stand out is that it’s based on a true story. Richard “...

Michael Shannon, unique staging are saving graces

Michael Shannon, unique staging are saving graces

By Clio McConnell

October 4, 2012


Filed under Arts

For a show with such a tame premise, “Grace,” a Broadway play ostensibly about Minnesotan religious followers, quickly becomes surreally vicious. The Minnesotans are Steve (Paul Rudd) and Sara (Kate Arrington), a young married couple who hope to open a chain of biblically themed hotels in Florida....