Michael Shannon

Essays

How Happy Pop Music Makes a Sad Film Even Sadder

'State Like Sleep' is a new movie that demonstrates how pop music deceptively underscores the most devastating moments in film and TV.
Sarah MacDonald
1.10.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Here's a First Look at HBO's 'Fahrenheit 451'

It's fire.
VICE Staff
1.12.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Watch the Trailer for Guillermo del Toro's Creepy New Monster Movie

'The Shape of Water' chronicles an intimate connection between a janitor at a government lab and an aquatic alien held captive there.
Drew Schwartz
7.19.17
trailers

Watch the Trailer for Werner Herzog’s New Batshit Movie ‘Salt and Fire’

Trust me, it’s peak Werner.
Amil Niazi
3.18.17
Film

Imogen Poots Told Us About the Time Her House Burned Down

We spoke with the 'Frank and Lola' star about the fiery incident and being taken seriously by Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Chloé Cooper Jones
12.6.16
Early Works

Michael Shannon on His First Jobs as a Fish-Tank Cleaner and Telemarketer

We talked to the 'Nocturnal Animals' actor about his crappy first jobs like bookstore clerk and canvasser for Ralph Nader.
Sam Fragoso
11.22.16
Film

Kevin Spacey as Richard Nixon Meets Michael Shannon as Elvis

Their upcoming film 'Elvis and Nixon' looks ridiculous and amazing.
Beckett Mufson
3.30.16
Art

#Deflategate Tom Brady Memes Are a Touchdown

Meme artists sack a courtroom sketch of the dashing defendant.
Nathaniel Ainley
8.13.15
A Few Impressions

Watch James Franco's Short Film, 'Goat Boy'

<i>Goat Boy</i> is the cobbled-together remains of a student film I made based on Frank Bidart's poem, “Herbert White.” These are the bits of backstory provided by Frank to fill out the title character. We cut out this backstory in our film, but later...
James Franco
9.23.14