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Blu-ray Review - Frank and Lola


Michael Shannon is an intense actor, and he's maintained a career interest in playing intimidating or fried men, using his natural way with darkness to create often memorable characters that have complete contempt for humanity in common. Perhaps one day Shannon will stun the world with his portrayal of the Easter Bunny, or perhaps he'll star in a music bio-pic about Raffi, but for now, he's trying to corner the market on hard men, and he's doing a wonderful job. "Frank & Lola" isn't a professional detour for Shannon, but it does manage to harness his gift for threatening behavior, with writer/director Matthew Ross (making his helming debut) capturing raw nerve work from the actor, allowing him to define the unsettling tone of this burning, disquieting drama. Read the rest at


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