Character actor Michael Shannon has been nominated for his second Oscar for his role in the 2016 thriller Nocturnal Animals. "No Small Parts" takes a look at some of the other characters he's played in the past.
When Billy returns from reform school he has to attend a different high school at the other side of town. He tries to start with a clean slate but his old rival doesn't make it easy on him ... See full summary »
Christopher is an ambitious college freshman, striving to become a writer. Through a computer fault he's assigned the same room as Alex, a real party freak and... a girl! He's annoyed and ... See full summary »
Kathy is married to Peter. Now she can't help but wonder how things could have been if she got together with her old boyfriend, Tom. Being married prevents from doing that so she asks her ... See full summary »
Harley Jane Kozak,
In highschool Walker, Peter, Dominic and Dave were the closest friends. But now they start going different ways: Walker becomes journalist, Dave Rotecki cop, Dominic Fopiano college student... See full summary »
Finney superb in TV movie about journalistic responsibility
What we have here is an updated version of the film classic FIVE STAR FINAL, only now it's tv journalism that's on the block. Finney gives a masterful performance as a star TV anchorman (read Dan Rather) whose media invasion of a real estate scam propels the suicide of the suspected perpetrator. Only after he's dead, it seems more and more that he was an innocent dupe and that journalism and Finney's hard-hitting Cromwell in particular are responsible for the death. This is fast-paced, very noisy, and quite well done. The story is not new nor is the approach, but it is certainly good drama and well acted. Marsha Mason appears in seven short scenes as Cromwell's neglected wife - only one scene as written allows her to shine as she holds a mirror up to her work-obsessed husband. Worth seeking out.
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