Michael Shannon

REVIEW: ‘The Iceman’ Attempts to Humanize the Sadistic Psychopath

I apologize for reviewing a film that has already been out a few weeks, but I can’t wrap my enthusiasm for anything coming out this long weekend. I figured readers might be looking for alternatives themselves, but… let’s just say I won’t be doing it again, even if it means having to sit through Fast & Furious 7.

Ariel Vromen’s The Iceman is a film I was curious about when I first saw the trailer at the end of last summer; it was one of the few to make it into the trifecta of fall festivals— Venice, Toronto and Telluride—that is often a predictor for Oscar consideration. In an early awards post,