UNDERRATED: 'Take Shelter'

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.
Sony Pictures Classics
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