Jeff Nichols' Take Shelter is a film for our paranoid, anything-could-happen, Harold Camping day and age. It's a jittery, tense, unsettled film for the unsettled days in which we live.
It's been a long time since I made a list about actors, so I figured I'd do a list of ten underrated actors working today. Actually, maybe "under-known" is a better word. Have you heard of them? You should rent their movies if not. I'd be interested to hear about other underrated actors people feel deserve more acclaim...
Crispin Glover: See him now in Back to the Future, River's Edge, and Willard; see him soon in The Forlorn.
Michael Shannon: See him now in Bug or Shotgun Stories; see him soon in Revolutionary Road.
Laura Dern: See her now in Citizen Ruth and Inland Empire; see her soon in Tenderness.
Catherine Keener: See her now in Full Frontal and Into the Wild; see her soon in Synechdoche, New York.
Danny Huston: See him now in Birth and The Proposition; see him soon in How to Lose Friends & Alienate People.
Paul Schneider: See him now in All the Real Girls and Lars and the Real Girl; see him soon in This Must Be the Place.
Samantha Morton: See her now in Sweet and Lowdown and Mister Lonely; see her soon in Synechdoche, New York.
Jon Hamm: See him now on the AMC show, Mad Men; see him soon in The Day the Earth Stood Still.
Chiwetel Ejiofor: See him now in Children of Men and Redbelt; see him soon in Tonight at Noon.
Rebecca Hall: See her now in The Prestige and Vicky Cristina Barcelona; see her soon in Frost/Nixon.