25YL (25 Years Later)

25YL (25 Years Later) is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Alix Turner, Don Shanahan, Leo Brady
Rating Title/Year Author
3/5 The Mauritanian (2021) Don Shanahan This film has the unenviable task of proving its story's importance in spite of the egregious systemic flaws it chronicles and exposes. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2021
4/5 Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) Don Shanahan Through it all, there is tangible grizzled inspirational force to watching the agitators humanize and refine their plight. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2021
4/5 Relic (2020) Alix Turner A film both simple and complex, with layers of feelings. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2021
3/5 If Not Now, When? (2021) Don Shanahan Bass and Good's film is an uncommon movie that tempers the illusions of automatic bliss. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2021
3/5 Shadow in the Cloud (2020) Don Shanahan Brazen and bonkers at every turn, Chloë Grace Moretz is exponential girlpower. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2021
4/5 Pieces of a Woman (2020) Don Shanahan Written with reverberating pain by Kornél Mundruczó's collaborator Kata Wéber, "Pieces of a Woman" is unshy with its heavy crisis. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2021
5/5 One Night in Miami (2020) Don Shanahan Regina King envisions a crossroads that is not only a meeting of the minds and a confluence of talents, but a collision of souls. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2020
3/5 Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Don Shanahan Maybe it is enough of a victory that Wonder Woman is not the problem of a "Wonder Woman" movie. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2020
4/5 Sylvie's Love (2020) Don Shanahan Being anachronistic is a compliment not a hindrance. It would be disappointingly out of place if this movie was anything less than properly rooted right where it is as a pseudo-time capsule. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2020
4/5 News of the World (2020) Don Shanahan It's grit without grittiness, and there's a place for that in the western genre where not everything has to kick like 100-proof frontier whiskey. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2020
2/5 Black Bear (2020) Don Shanahan Levine's film feels like two unfinished concepts squished together for the sake of dropping a twist in the middle. EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2020
3/5 All My Life (2020) Don Shanahan This approachable and endearing romance stockpiles the smiles to brighten all the trials and tribulations that follow. EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2020
3/5 Wander (2020) Don Shanahan A screwy little movie saved by committed performances. EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2020
3/5 Luxor (2020) Don Shanahan This movie is about the undercurrents within the flow of people, even if they are standing next to a mighty river. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2020
4/5 Mank (2020) Don Shanahan Fincher gets it. He's crafted a tribute of "balls recognizing balls." EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2020
4/5 Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020) Don Shanahan Remove the pigeon-holing label to welcome a new holiday favorite worthy of elated appreciation from any viewer. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2020
3/5 Fatman (2020) Don Shanahan What to my wondering eyes did appear, this flick turned into something wholly unexpected, yet still with the meaty side of the lurid. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2020
3/5 Proxima (2019) Don Shanahan This is a personal journey of carrying her weight in one place and her responsibility in the other with detachment looming. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2020
4/5 Run (2020) Don Shanahan Chaganty and Ohanian's new film is an entwined illustration of that balance between show or tell. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2020
2/5 Happiest Season (2020) Don Shanahan The movie earns worthy pride for its willingness and openness to hug out a daunting task. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2020
4/5 Superintelligence (2020) Don Shanahan As dippy as all of this may sound and transpire, there are undeniable streaks of kindness bigger than terabytes. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2020
5/5 Sound of Metal (2019) Don Shanahan Speaking of stillness and silence, there is a tremendous weight of heart and profundity found in the difference between those two states in this film. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2020
3/5 Nomadland (2020) Don Shanahan The film and its main character have the same range of stamina and lethargy. Unvarnished prestige too has its limits. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2020
4/5 The American President (1995) Don Shanahan What makes both Douglas's president and the movie itself victorious classics is the combination of edge and enchantment. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2020
4/5 Dead Presidents (1995) Don Shanahan There is a ballsy honesty in presenting such an inevitable fall from grace with splattered style. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2020
3/5 Rebecca (2020) Don Shanahan Where Ben Wheatley distills Daphne du Maurier's preeminent gothic themes is with beguilement through beautification. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2020
4/5 The Glorias (2020) Don Shanahan Call this respectful hero worship and the most traditional if you must, but what's left (political pun intended) is well-earned pride. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2020
5/5 The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) Don Shanahan Every clash of differences only tightens the cohesions of their unified cause and thickens the performances and, for a Sorkin film, you can bet every syllable is measured to millisecond for maximum effect. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2020
4/5 Mulan (2020) Don Shanahan Niki Caro brings the cultural ballad from a prior place of uneven song-and-dance lip service to a proper epic of empowering sweep where actions speak louder than words. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
4/5 Get On Up (2014) Don Shanahan A biopic that dares to put a few extra wrinkles and curves into its narrative. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2020
4/5 Killing Them Softly (2012) Don Shanahan With a sharp and brutal edge of discourse and humor, this is a crime film that trades action for conversation. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2020
4/5 Lake Michigan Monster (2018) Don Shanahan Every braided shoestring of DIY indie filmmaking swings a proverbial kitchen sink of derring-do flair on the end of it. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2020
3/5 Made in Italy (2020) Don Shanahan More than doors are going to be unlocked and more than floorboards are going to be hammered out between the two amid the idyllic Italian cypresses. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2020
2/5 The Tax Collector (2020) Don Shanahan This whole salacious scene may be Ayer's bread-and-butter, but he's cut this same content so many ways that it's not pulpy or titillating anymore. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2020
3/5 Summerland (2020) Don Shanahan Respectfully pensive in many places and proud in many others, Jessica Swale's film has difficulty transitioning meshed tones among the heartstrings. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2020
4/5 The Truth (2019) Don Shanahan Once in a great while, the energies of talent and material align where heralded thespians seemingly hold court over an entire film and not merely individual scenes. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2020
2/5 Dirt Music (2019) Don Shanahan The titular melodies advertised to break down the melodrama blow away weakly with the wind. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2020
4/5 Greyhound (2020) Don Shanahan Hanks propels this vehicle forward for swift and stunning authenticity and tautness. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2020
1/5 The Departure (2020) Don Shanahan Despite some style, too much torrid steam is off-screen and too little rancor coalesces and festers to truly shock. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2020
3/5 Arkansas (2020) Don Shanahan What could have been a menacing mystery ends up being little better than a quirky pickle or two. EDIT
Posted May 13, 2020
4/5 Trolls World Tour (2020) Don Shanahan What is ready and primed to delight can also move body parts other than your hips and toes. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2020
3/5 The Night Clerk (2020) Don Shanahan Puts just enough creep and suspicion into this predicament to stir plenty of conjecture worth hanging around to figure out. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2020
5/5 Desperado (1995) Don Shanahan There is a cool factor of it all filling every corner, crease, and crack with many traits that are downright sexy. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2020
1/5 Coffee & Kareem (2020) Don Shanahan Filled with dumbfounded narrative and creative choices, fake trauma, and forgotten consequences. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2020
3/5 Love. Wedding. Repeat (2020) Don Shanahan Just when you think what transpires can't be recovered it rewinds to a crucial moment and tries it all over again. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2020
4/5 Clemency (2019) Don Shanahan Alfre Woodard is beyond compelling in taking on the destructive darkness this character envelopes around us all. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2020
2/5 Vivarium (2020) Don Shanahan Vivarium is missing the aiming height that multiplies its mystery and peril into something captivating. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2020
4/5 Stargirl (2020) Don Shanahan Makes all of its boldness as unassuming as possible, free of arrogance or pretension. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2020
3/5 Run This Town (2019) Don Shanahan This shrewdly constructed movie leaves the monster in the background and highlights the eager and opportunistic help. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2020
4/5 Onward (2020) Don Shanahan This funnybone-slaying riot gives way to the kind of heart-rending climax that proves the Pixar Punch keeps manifesting itself in more and more unexpected places. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2020