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.
My expectations were pretty low when I sat down to watch "Under Oath", since it was a Roger Corman production, and in the '90s Corman produced a lot of cheapie stinkers. But I was surprised by this movie. While it's clearly low budget, it doesn't look as cheap as other Corman movies of the period; director Dave Payne clearly squeezed every last penny from the budget. But the real strength of the movie is the screenplay. It is far from predictable, with several good surprise twists, and until the end I kept wondering if the central figures would get away with their scheme or not. The acting is also pretty decent, and you get to see Richard Lynch in a rare good guy role. If you want to see a movie that overcomes its low budget to become genuinely compelling, this sleeper is a good bet.
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